Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Miami Marlins will do battle against the Boston Red Sox at Marlins Park. New England Sports Network will televise this interleague matchup and the action gets underway at 6:10 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins Odds

Boston (-165) is coming into this one as the favorite over Miami (+145) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Runline odds stand at -260 for betting the Red Sox -1.5 runs and +230 for the Marlins +1.5.

The Marlins are 2-3 SU and 2-2 ATS. They’ve gained 1.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.4 units against the spread (ATS). The Red Sox are 4-1 SU and have gone 0-4 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 1.4 units for moneyline gamblers this year, but have lost 4.2 units ATS.

Marlins games have an over/under record of 2-2 in 2018. Red Sox games have gone under three times, gone over once and pushed on zero occasions.

The Red Sox are looking for another victory following a 7-3 win in the prior game of this series.

The southpaw Chris Sale will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. Sale recorded 308 strikeouts over 214 innings last year (with only 43 walks) and finished the season 17-8 overall with a 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.

The Marlins are turning to righty Jose Urena, who started 28 games last year and finished the season 14-7 overall with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

Miami’s pitching staff has allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 5.47 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 2.76 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

Miami’s hitters have produced 4.2 runs per outing so far this season and the team has a slash-line of .244/.344/.320 to begin the year.

Brian Anderson has helped lead the Marlins’ offense this season with seven hits, six RBIs and four runs scored. .

In the visiting dugout, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 2.4 runs per game and its starters own a 0.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 8.40 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.79, along with a WHIP of 0.97 and a K/9 of 9.64.

The Red Sox offense has slashed .237/.317/.385 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game in 2018.

Boston’s offense has been paced by Bogaerts Bogaerts. Bogaerts is slashing .455/.455/.818 with 10 hits, two RBIs and five runs scored.

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

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  • The Red Sox and Marlins did not face each other last season.