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Red Sox Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/7/2021

The Boston Red Sox (19-13) visit the Baltimore Orioles (15-16) in AL East play on Friday at 7:05 PM ET. The Red Sox are moneyline favorites () against the underdog Orioles (). Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start against Baltimore’s Matt Harvey.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 7, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodríguez (BOS) Pitcher Harvey (BAL)
4 – 0 W/L 3 – 1
28.0 IP 31.0
4.18 ERA 4.06
1.040 WHIP 1.290
10 K/9 6.4
1 BB/9 2.6

Red Sox Probable Starter Eduardo Rodríguez

  • The Red Sox are sending Rodriguez (4-0) to the mound to make his sixth start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 4.18 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Saturday against the Rangers, when he tossed five innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • He will match up with an Orioles offense that is hitting .228 as a unit (20th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .373 (23rd in the league) with 32 total home runs (22nd in MLB action).
  • The Red Sox have a 3-1 record in Rodríguez’s four starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:15 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Rodríguez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trey Mancini 37 .351 13 2 5 .385 1.034
Freddy Galvis 11 .091 1 0 0 .167 .258
Pedro Severino 10 .500 5 1 1 .500 1.400
Maikel Franco 6 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143
Cedric Mullins 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Austin Hays 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
DJ Stewart 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rio Ruiz 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan Mountcastle 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500
Pat Valaika 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Probable Starter Matt Harvey

  • The Orioles will send Harvey (3-1) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Athletics.
  • The Red Sox rank first in MLB with 166 runs scored this season. They have a .267 batting average this campaign with 38 home runs (15th in the league).
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Baltimore has a record of 4-2 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:15 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Harvey

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kike Hernández 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Alex Verdugo 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Franchy Cordero 6 .167 1 1 1 .167 .834
Marwin Gonzalez 6 .333 2 0 3 .375 .875
J.D. Martinez 6 .667 4 0 1 .667 1.500
Rafael Devers 5 .400 2 1 2 .400 1.400
Hunter Renfroe 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Xander Bogaerts 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Bobby Dalbec 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Vázquez 3 1.000 3 0 0 1.000 2.667

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox’s offense is averaging 4.8 runs in road games and 5.4 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Red Sox have the most prolific offense in MLB play scoring 5.2 runs per game (166 total runs).
  • The Red Sox have won 11 of the 23 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (47.8%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -175 or shorter, Boston has a record of 3-6 (33.3%).
  • Boston has played in 32 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-16).
  • Boston has a 4-4 record from the eight games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.

Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have scored 120 runs (just 3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.
  • In 14 home games this season, they’ve scored 3.5 runs per contest compared to the 4.2 per game they score away from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • The Orioles have won 14, or 51.9%, of the 27 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Baltimore has a record of 4-5, a 44.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +148 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Baltimore and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 31 games with a total this season.
  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Baltimore has a record of 6-4.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox in home runs (10) and runs batted in (31).
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Martinez ranks second in hits (40), first in HR (10), first in RBI (31), sixth in AVG (.348), fourth in OBP (.423), and third in SLG (.696).
  • Xander Bogaerts’ .356 batting average paces his team.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Bogaerts’ 42 hits rank first, his .356 AVG ranks fifth, his .397 OBP ranks 16th, and his .593 SLG ranks third.
  • Bogaerts brings a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. Over that span he is batting .440 with a double, three home runs, two walks and six RBIs.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Xander Bogaerts 118 .356 19 6 18 .397 .990
J.D. Martínez 115 .348 28 10 31 .423 1.119
Kiké Hernández 113 .239 19 4 10 .298 .723
Alex Verdugo 108 .315 22 4 16 .372 .881
Rafael Devers 108 .287 17 7 24 .366 .922
Christian Vázquez 98 .276 15 2 11 .314 .702
Marwin González 87 .207 11 1 8 .320 .619
Bobby Dalbec 86 .174 3 1 6 .228 .507
Hunter Renfroe 82 .195 11 3 14 .244 .585
Christian Arroyo 69 .275 9 0 5 .333 .710

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Cedric Mullins leads Baltimore with a batting average of .320. He’s also hit five home runs with 11 RBI.
  • Mullins ranks third in hits (39), 14th in AVG (.320), and third in SLG (.525) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Trey Mancini leads Baltimore in home runs (six) and runs batted in (25) this season while batting .252.
  • Mancini ranks third in RBI among qualified hitters in the majors.

Orioles Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 122 .320 16 5 11 .373 .898
Trey Mancini 119 .252 14 6 25 .308 .753
Maikel Franco 116 .224 8 3 18 .286 .648
Ryan Mountcastle 109 .202 10 1 8 .233 .517
Freddy Galvis 85 .271 12 3 9 .333 .804
Pedro Severino 81 .235 6 1 2 .271 .580
Rio Ruiz 73 .164 9 3 6 .247 .576
DJ Stewart 71 .183 10 2 8 .293 .589
Austin Hays 69 .232 14 4 10 .284 .733
Ramón Urías 47 .170 6 1 4 .250 .527

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