Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles - 8/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. On Friday it was the Baltimore Orioles that were able to secure the 15-10 victory. 

The Red Sox come into this game with a 59-61 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games the Red Sox have given up 23 runs total, and they need some better pitching in this game. The Red Sox are averaging 4.46 runs per game which is 13th in the league. The pitching has been an issue all season though and is giving up 4.72 runs per game. Trevor Story has hit 15 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Orioles who sit with a 62-57 record overall and they had lost two games in a row before winning on Friday. In the previous two losses, the Orioles only scored three runs total. The Orioles are averaging 4.21 runs per game which is 19th best in the league. 

On the mound for the Red Sox is Michael Wacha who sits with a 7-1 record and an ERA of 2.44. In his last start against the New York Yankees, he went seven innings giving up two hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Orioles is Kyle Bradish who sits with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 6.38. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went 4.2 innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

The Orioles are 4-0 in Bradish’s last four starts. The over is 5-0 in the Orioles last five Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in the Orioles last four games against a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 6-1 in Wacha's last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

The Red Sox struggled on Friday, but they are going to bounce back here. Wacha has been lights out all season and in his last start he gave up only one run. Bradish overall has a high ERA of 6.38 and the Red Sox are going to tee off on him here. Back the Red Sox on the money line to cash. 

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

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