Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (61-57) vs Boston Red Sox (59-60)

Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Jordan Lyles (9-9) (4.48) vs Kutter Crawford (3-4) (4.18)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -110 / Boston Red Sox -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will play the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of their series at Camden Yards on Friday night.

The Boston Red Sox are 59-60 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Boston is coming off of a series win against Pittsburgh, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Boston pitching staff has a 4.36 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average this season. The Red Sox offense has scored 531 runs with a .252 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Rafael Devers is batting .300 with 25 home runs and 63 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Kutter Crawford, who is 3-4 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 64.2 innings pitched this season.

The Baltimore Orioles are 61-57 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Baltimore lost to the Cubs by a score of 3-2 on Thursday in a makeup game from earlier in the season. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.92 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 497 runs with a .237 batting average and a .304 on base percentage this year. Anthony Santander is batting .255 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Jordan Lyles, who is 9-9 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 134.2 innings pitched this season.

Boston is 5-2 in their last 7 games and 31-15 in their last 46 Friday games. The over is 7-2 in Boston’s last 9 Friday games. Baltimore is 7-1 in their last 8 game one’s of a series and 20-7 in their last 27 home games. The under is 16-7-3 in Baltimore’s last 26 Friday games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in Baltimore.

This is a very important series for both teams as they try to play their way into a wild card spot for the postseason. Baltimore has a slightly better record than the Red Sox do and will have the home field advantage. Baltimore is starting Jordan Lyles, who has allowed seven runs in his last 16.1 innings. For the Red Sox, Kutter Crawford has allowed seven runs over his last 11 innings pitched. I like the over in this game.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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