Red Sox vs Orioles Prediction - MLB Picks 9/29/23

Baltimore Orioles (99-59) vs Boston Red Sox (76-82)

Game Info: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

John Means (1-1) (2.60) vs Nick Pivetta (9-8) (4.25)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -149 / Boston Red Sox +126 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles were able to secure the 2-0 victory on Thursday. 

John Means Makes Key Start

John Means is getting geared up for the playoffs and this is a key start for him. Coming into this game he sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 2.60. In his last start he went 7.1 innings giving up one hit and one run. On Thursday the pitching was good and they are going to need pitching to be good here. The Orioles are averaging 5.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.19 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the pitching is ranked 7th in the league. 

Red Sox Need Offense to be Better

The Red Sox’s offense really struggled on Thursday and they are going to need to get the offense going here. On Thursday they finished three hits and zero runs. The Red Sox are averaging 4.79 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.84 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the pitching is ranked 21st. On the mound for the Red Sox will be Nick Pivetta who sits with a 9-9 record and an ERA of 4.25.

Shane’s Free Pick

John Means has pitched really well heading into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. Pivetta has also been pretty good heading into this game and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. Look for both pitching staffs to be really good here, and that is going to be the difference. There were only two runs scored on Thursday and they will struggle to score here again. Back the under. 

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

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