Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds
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Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Match Preview and Free Picks
Boston Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski felt comfortable not making any big moves at the waiver deadline Friday like his rivals, because he and the front office had already done the work. The Red Sox will continue chasing the franchise's best regular season when they visit the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday in the second of a three-game series.
While the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians both made deals for former MVPs last week, Boston knew it had stars coming back to the pitching staff in Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez and David Price and a former All-Star just rounding into form in the lineup in second baseman Ian Kinsler. Rodriguez pitched the Red Sox to a win over the weekend and Kinsler showed off his clutch hitting ability with three RBIs in Monday's 8-2 triumph.
The Braves are leading the National League East but missed a chance to add to that advantage with Monday's setback, and sit four games clear of the slumping Philadelphia Phillies. Boston will hand the ball to former Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello on Tuesday while Atlanta counters with lefty Sean Newcomb.
Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Starting Pitchers Report
Red Sox RH Rick Porcello (15-7, 4.27 ERA): Porcello is winless in his last three turns and was knocked around for a combined 12 runs and 20 hits across 17 innings in those outings. The former Cy Young Award winner's last victory came in a National League park at Philadelphia, where he struck out 10 and yielded one run over seven innings while helping himself with a double. Porcello is 20-8 with a 4.13 ERA in 39 career interleague games, including 2-1 in three starts against Atlanta.
Braves RH Sean Newcomb (11-7, 3.85): Newcomb allowed five or more runs in three of his last four turns and suffered a loss to Tampa Bay in his last outing on Wednesday. The University of Hartford product was ripped for six runs on eight hits and a pair of walks across four innings by the Rays while notching seven strikeouts. Newcomb started at Boston on May 26 and lasted three innings while allowing three runs on six hits and four walks.
Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends
|Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games|
|Boston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road|
|Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road|
|Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta|
|Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Atlanta|
|Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta|
Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends
|Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games|
|Atlanta is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home|
|Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home|
|Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Boston|
|Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Boston|
|Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston|
Boston at Atlanta Wednesday, September 5