Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 9-8-23 MLB Predictions, Tips, and Odds

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 9/8/23 – The baseball world is abuzz with excitement as the Baltimore Orioles (88-51) face off against the Boston Red Sox (72-68) in what promises to be a scintillating showdown. Set to take the mound for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, while Boston will counter with Tanner Houck. Both teams are looking to gain an edge as we head into the final stretch of the regular season. So, let’s dive into the MLB picks today.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 

Date & Time: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET

Location: Fenway Park


Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox 9/8/23 Betting Odds

Orioles-118-1.5 (+123)10 over (-114)
Red Sox+101+1.5 (-152)10 under (-114)

Baltimore Orioles Analysis

Baltimore comes into this matchup with an impressive record and an offense that has produced 701 runs with a .257 batting average. Their offensive arsenal includes 161 home runs and a slugging percentage of .426. The Orioles’ on-base percentage stands at a respectable .322, which shows that they have been getting men on base with consistency.

Starting pitcher Kyle Bradish has been one of the pillars for Baltimore this season, boasting a 10-6 win-loss record with a commendable 3.03 ERA. His WHIP of 1.11 shows that he’s been quite effective in limiting baserunners, and with 136 strikeouts in 139.2 innings pitched, Bradish could potentially be a thorn in the side for Boston’s hitters.

Boston Red Sox Analysis

On the other hand, Boston’s lineup has also been potent, with a slightly higher batting average of .263. They have managed to score 697 runs and have hit 166 home runs this season. Their slugging percentage (.437) and on-base percentage (.329) are slightly better than Baltimore’s, pointing to an offense that can potentially match Baltimore’s firepower.

However, Boston’s starting pitcher Tanner Houck has been less than stellar this season, sporting a 4-8 win-loss record and an inflated 5.07 ERA. His 1.31 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 81.2 innings pitched show that he’s been inconsistent, which could be problematic against a strong Orioles lineup.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Against the Spread

The Orioles are currently riding a wave of high-scoring games. Notably, the total has exceeded the line in all of their last five games. Baltimore’s recent form is impeccable, registering a 5-0 straight up (SU) in their last five games, showcasing their dominance. However, history seems to be against them when they face the Red Sox. They have managed to win only 4 of their last 12 games against Boston. On the road, the Orioles have had a penchant for playing high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in 8 of their last 9 away games.

Just like the Orioles, the Red Sox are no strangers to high-scoring encounters. A staggering 17 of Boston’s last 20 games have seen the total go OVER. Their recent form, however, is worrisome, with a 3-7 SU record in their last ten outings. The story changes when Baltimore is in town. Boston’s last six games against the Orioles have been predominantly high-scoring, with five games going OVER the total. At Fenway Park, Boston has been dominant against Baltimore, holding a strong 5-1 SU record in their last six games against them.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats and starting pitchers, our picks for Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox are as follows:

Moneyline: Orioles -118

Given the Baltimore Orioles’ stronger pitching matchup and slightly inferior but close offensive statistics, the safe bet on the Moneyline would be Baltimore at -118.

Spread: Orioles -1.5 (+123)

Considering Baltimore Orioles’ strong record and effective pitching, taking them at a spread of -1.5 (+123) could offer a lucrative payout.

Total: 10 over (-114)

With both teams boasting strong offenses and given the pitching matchup, we could potentially see a high-scoring game. Thus, going for Total 10 over (-114) seems reasonable.

Prediction: 4-7 Baltimore Orioles win

In a nutshell, the Baltimore Orioles seem better poised to take this game, especially considering the pitching matchup. For those looking to take advantage of sportsbook in Canada, these picks could offer a potential edge. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, but Baltimore’s season-long consistency and strong pitching give them the upper hand in this encounter.