Red Sox vs Orioles: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

The Baltimore Orioles will play their home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as underdogs (+143) against the Boston Red Sox (-165) on Thursday at 3:05 PM ET. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the starting nod for Boston while Matt Harvey is Baltimore’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 8, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Red Sox vs Orioles Betting Lines

Red Sox Betting Insights

  • The Red Sox were favorites in 13 games last season and won eight (61.5%) of those contests.
  • Last season, Boston won two of its four games when favored by at least -165 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.2% chance of a victory for the Red Sox.
  • Last season, Boston and its opponents hit the over in 30 of their 57 games with a total.

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Orioles Betting Insights

  • The Orioles were chosen as underdogs in 52 games last year and walked away with the win 21 times (40.4%) in those games.
  • Baltimore had a win-loss record of 16-18 when favored by +143 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Orioles have a 39.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Baltimore and its opponents hit the over in 27 of their 55 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Orioles Probable Pitcher – Matt Harvey

  • The Orioles will look to Harvey (0-0) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Red Sox Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-3
Home 3-3
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 1-2
vs RHP (Starters) 2-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 3-3

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Red Sox Probable Pitcher – Eduardo Rodríguez

  • The Red Sox will send out Rodriguez for his first start of the season.
  • The 28-year-old left-hander will make his season debut.
  • The left-hander did not pitch as the moneyline favorite last season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Orioles Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-2
Home 0-0
Road 4-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 4-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 4-2

Red Sox Hitting Stats

  • The Red Sox averaged 1.4 home runs per game to rank 12th in MLB action with 81 total home runs last season.
  • The Red Sox hit at least two dingers in 22 games last season, and finished 14-8 in those outings.
  • Rafael Devers slugged 11 home runs and collected 43 RBI last season while batting .263.
  • Xander Bogaerts slugged 11 long balls while driving in 28 runs.

Orioles Hitting Stats

  • The Orioles’ 77 home runs ranked 15th in Major League Baseball.
  • In 30 games at home last season, they hit 39 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
  • Maikel Franco drove in 38 RBI last season while batting .278.
  • Ryan Mountcastle hit .341 with five doubles, five home runs and 11 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Orioles (+143)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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