Red Sox vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 4, 2021

The Baltimore Orioles (5-0) are underdogs (+165) as they try to sweep a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox (0-5) (-200). The series finale starts at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday. Boston’s Garrett Richards and Baltimore’s Bruce Zimmermann will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 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

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Richards (BOS) Pitcher Zimmermann (BAL)
2 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
51.1 IP 7.0
4.03 ERA 7.71
1.250 WHIP 1.140
8.1 K/9 9.0
3.0 BB/9 2.6

Red Sox Probable Starter Garrett Richards

  • Richards takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Red Sox.
  • The 32-year-old righty came out of the bullpen and threw scoreless two-thirds of an inning in his last appearance on Friday, Oct. 9 against the Dodgers.
  • Richards never pitched as a moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Probable Starter Bruce Zimmermann

  • Zimmermann has been named the starter for the Orioles and will make his first start this season.
  • The 26-year-old lefty last pitched Wednesday, Sept. 23 against the Red Sox, tossing four innings out of the bullpen.
  • Zimmermann appeared in two games last season with his team as the moneyline underdog and they lost both of them.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Zimmermann

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Dalbec 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alex Verdugo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rafael Devers 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
J.D. Martinez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Xander Bogaerts 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Hunter Renfroe 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000
Kevin Plawecki 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the Red Sox were the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.9 runs per game (292 total).
  • The Red Sox went 8-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 61.5% of those games).
  • Boston played as a moneyline favorite of -200 or shorter in just two games last season, and they split them 1-1.
  • Boston had an over/under set by oddsmakers 57 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 30 of those games (30-26-1).

Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles were underdogs 52 times last season and won 21, or 40.4%, of those games.
  • Baltimore had a record of 8-9, a 47.1% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +165 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Games involving Baltimore went over the total set by sportsbooks in 27 of 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 play, Devers ranked ninth in RBI (43), and fifth in SLG (.483).
  • Xander Bogaerts hit 11 home runs on the season while slugging .502.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, 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 ranked 20th in hits (62), fifth in SLG (.457), and 22nd in RBI (38) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Ryan Mountcastle collected 43 hits, posted an OBP of .393 and a .500 SLG.

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
Austin Hays 122 .279 20 4 9 .328 .721
Chance Sisco 98 .214 11 4 10 .364 .742

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