Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox: Preston’s Best Bet

The Line: Baltimore Orioles (+155) vs Boston Red Sox (-182)

Today at 12:10 PM CT the Boston Red Sox (0-2) look to avoid the 3-0 sweep in this series against the Baltimore Orioles (2-0). Baltimore will start left-hander Bruce Zimmerman on the mound. Boston will start right-hander Garrett Richards on the mound.

Truly a double-edge sword for the Red Sox as a handful of the starting batting order has done well against Bruce Zimmerman in the past. However, Red Sox starting pitcher Garrett Richards is 0-4 and has a lifetime 5.46 ERA against the Orioles.

Picking sides in this games is similar to playing ‘devils advocate’. On Easter Sunday, we will be having none of that. After I read through the tea leaves; a few glimpses of opportunity to make money have shined through. One brighter than all of the rest.

Rightfielder Hunter Renfroe has hit a dinger off of Orioles starting pitcher Bruce Zimmerman before. For (+370) on DraftKings Sportsbook it’s worth looking into. However, I am taking us on a journey somewhere next level. I am wagering on the extra motivation behind the Red Sox batting order not being swept in this series and losing at home on Easter.

Hunter Renfroe is off to a slow start in his first two-games. Renfroe is licking his chops knowing he gets a few chances to make up for lost time against Bruce Zimmerman. When examining the splits for Hunter Renfroe he excels against left-handed starting pitchers. In 2020 Renfroe bolstered a .277 (OBP) and a .161 (BA) against left-handed starters. Also notched most of his Home Runs against left-handed starters in 2020 with 6.

Preston’s Best Bet:

Hunter Renfroe OVER 0.5 total hits (-177) – including extra innings.

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