Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Take Boston Red Sox ML (-125)
By Scott Spreitzer
I’m backing the Red Sox on Monday. This price feels like the linesmaker must be anticipating a letdown by the Boston Red Sox after their four-game sweep of the Yankees as Rick Porcello has been installed as a relatively small favorite over Dylan Bundy.
Porcello is 20-4 and allowed a run and four hits in eight innings against Baltimore on Wednesday in a 1-0 Red Sox loss. The Orioles have a .192 team batting average versus Porcello this season and he has a 2.05 ERA so far in September. Meanwhile, Bundy escaped with a 6-3 win over the Sox on Tuesday while giving up three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, but overall this season, the right-hander has allowed 10 runs and 25 hits in 15 innings against Boston.
The Red Sox have won five of their last seven games in Baltimore. I’m backing the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.