Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday June 9th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (27-31) Boston Red Sox of the American League East Division will take a trip to the “RED LINE STATE”. For the first of a three-game set. Boston will play the (26-30) Baltimore Orioles also of the American League East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Red Sox have not met expectations, but the “BOSOX” will compete in the end. Baltimore won the division in 2014, but repeating is going to be tough. The opening betting line has Baltimore as a -110 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox is on a three-game win streak by sweeping Oakland at home the past weekend. Boston is fourth in the AL East, five and a half games out of first place. The Red Sox are 12-17 on the road this season.
*Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia has a team-best .313 batting average with seventy-two hits and a .376 on base percentage.
*Left Fielder Hanley Ramirez leads the batting order in home runs and RBI S.
*The Boston batting order has a .376 slugging percentage as a team.
*Starting Pitcher Wade Miley has a staff best five victories.
*Starter Clay Buchholz leads the pitching rotation with a 4.07 ERA and has seventy-four strikeouts.
*the pitching staff has a 4.29 earned run average.
*The Red Sox are back in the “BAY STATE” for a five-game homestand on June 12th.
*Notable injuries: Right Fielder Shane Victorino is on the 15-day disabled list with a calf injury.
*Catcher Ryan Hanigan is out until the middle of June with a sore finger.
*Boston is 1-7 their last eight baseball games on the road.
*The betting odds under the total are 9-3 Boston last twelve on the road.
The Boston Red Sox are 5-5 their last ten MLB Expert Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The Houston Astros will have “LEFTY” Eduardo Rodriguez, who is (2-0) with a 0.61 ERA on the mound for the first game of the series. The Valencia native went seven innings, giving up two hits and a run. His last start on June 3rd, a 6-3 home victory over Minnesota.
*The betting odds under the total are 25-11-1 Boston last thirty-seven MLB contests overall.
*Bovada.Lv has the Boston Red Sox at 30/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.
The 2015 Baltimore Orioles have won three of their last four baseball contests. The Orioles are in a tie with Boston in the Division. Baltimore is 17-13 at Camden Yards this season.
*Center Fielder Adam Jones has a team-best .311 batting average with sixty-six hits and a .348 on base percentage.
*First Baseman Chris Davis leads the batting order in home runs and RBI S.
*The batting lineup has a .405 slugging percentage.
Ubaldo Jimenez leads the rotation with a 3.02 ERA with sixty strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Zach Britton has a staff best fifteen saves.
*Notable injuries: Four pitchers are on the disabled list.
*Baltimore hosts the Yankees on June 12-14.
*The betting odds under the total are 14-6 Baltimore last twenty at home.
*The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Gonzalez’s last nine home starts.
*The betting odds under the total are 20-7 Gonzalez’s last twenty-seven starts.
The Baltimore Orioles are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven.
*Right Hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is (5-4) with a 3.54 ERA, will be on the hill for game one of the series. The Los Angeles Community College product. Threw 6.2, giving up four hits with three runs his last start, a 3-1 June 3rd road victory at Houston.
*The betting odds under the total are 5-2-1 Gonzalez’s last eight vs. Boston.
*The Baltimore Orioles are 50/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.