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Red Sox vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/8/2021

The Baltimore Orioles host their home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as underdogs () against the Boston Red Sox () on Thursday at 3:05 PM ET. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound first for Boston, and Matt Harvey is Baltimore’s pick to start.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodríguez (BOS) Pitcher Harvey (BAL)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
0.0 IP 4.2
0.00 ERA 3.86
0.000 WHIP 1.500
0 K/9 7.7
0 BB/9 1.9

Red Sox Probable Starter Eduardo Rodríguez

  • Rodriguez starts for the first time this season for the Red Sox.
  • It’s the season debut and his first appearance in more than a year for the 28-year-old southpaw.
  • Rodríguez and his team were underdogs on the moneyline each game he pitched a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Rodríguez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trey Mancini 34 .382 13 2 5 .417 1.123
Freddy Galvis 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Pedro Severino 8 .375 3 0 0 .375 .875
Anthony Santander 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Maikel Franco 4 .000 0 0 1 .200 .200
Cedric Mullins 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rio Ruiz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Probable Starter Matt Harvey

  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Harvey

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Hunter Renfroe 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Marwin Gonzalez 5 .400 2 0 3 .333 .933
Xander Bogaerts 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Franchy Cordero 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Kike Hernández 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Alex Verdugo 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
J.D. Martinez 3 1.000 3 0 1 1.000 2.333
Bobby Dalbec 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rafael Devers 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Plawecki 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the Red Sox scored the 11th-most runs in baseball (292 total, 4.9 per game).
  • The Red Sox won eight of the 13 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (61.5%).
  • Boston finished 2-2 last year (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
  • Boston played in 57 games with over/under set, and combined with opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-26-1).

Orioles Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Orioles were the underdog 52 times and won 21, or 40.4%, of those games.
  • Baltimore was 16-18 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +143 or more on the moneyline.
  • Baltimore’s games went over the total in 27 of their 55 chances last season.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers had 11 home runs and 43 runs batted in last season.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Devers ranked ninth in RBI (43), and fifth in SLG (.483).
  • Xander Bogaerts hit 11 home runs on the season while slugging .502.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Bogaerts’ .300 BA ranked 23rd.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 232 .263 32 11 43 .310 .793
J.D. Martínez 211 .213 22 7 27 .282 .671
Xander Bogaerts 203 .300 36 11 28 .359 .861
Alex Verdugo 201 .308 36 6 15 .364 .842
Marwin González 175 .211 15 5 22 .286 .606
Christian Vázquez 173 .283 22 7 23 .344 .801
Kiké Hernández 139 .237 20 5 20 .277 .694
Hunter Renfroe 122 .156 18 8 22 .252 .645
Kevin Plawecki 82 .341 8 1 17 .393 .856
Bobby Dalbec 80 .263 13 8 16 .359 .959

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Maikel Franco drove in 38 runs while batting .278 last season.
  • Franco’s 62 hits ranked 20th, his .457 SLG ranked fifth, and his 38 RBI ranked 22nd among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Anthony Santander finished with a .575 SLG and 11 homers while driving in 32 runs.

Orioles Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Maikel Franco 223 .278 23 8 38 .318 .775
Rio Ruiz 185 .227 25 9 32 .287 .719
Pedro Severino 160 .250 17 5 21 .322 .710
Anthony Santander 153 .261 24 11 32 .302 .877
Pat Valaika 141 .277 24 8 16 .315 .790
Freddy Galvis 141 .220 18 7 16 .308 .712
Cedric Mullins 140 .271 16 3 12 .315 .722
Ryan Mountcastle 126 .341 12 5 24 .393 .893
Chance Sisco 98 .214 11 4 10 .364 .742
Ramón Urías 25 .360 3 1 3 .407 .967

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