Boston Red Sox vs. San Diego Padres Matchup

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The San Diego Padres will try to avoid their fourth consecutive loss when they play host to the Boston Red Sox at PETCO Park. Fox Sports San Diego will televise this interleague matchup. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (receiving +100 odds) is the home-team underdog to Boston and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at +135 for picking the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -155 for the Padres +1.5.

The Padres are 59-68 straight up (SU) and 59-67 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors and 14.3 units ATS. The Red Sox have gone 69-61 SU this year and are 54-75 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 23.2 units for moneyline bettors and 28.2 units ATS.

San Diego games have an over/under record of 60-59-7 in 2019. Boston has been a strong over bet with a total record of 74-52-3.

Nathan Eovaldi will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. The right-handed Eovaldi is 1-0 with a 6.69 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Padres are sending righty Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 3.95 ERA) to the mound. Lamet has 55 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit, along with a 1.24 WHIP. Lamet did not record any MLB appearances in 2018.

San Diego’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.50 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.67 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

San Diego’s offense has produced 4.4 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 2.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .185/.229/.293 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Padres’ hitters have been led by Eric Hosmer, who is slashing .285/.331/.447 with 18 home runs, 82 RBIs and 63 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.32 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.21, along with a WHIP of 1.37 and a K-per-9 of 10.63.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .277/.349/.481 on their way to 5.8 runs scored per game this season, including 6.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Boston’s hitters have been led by Rafael Devers. Devers is slashing .331/.379/.593 with 27 home runs, 103 RBIs and 106 runs scored.

The Red Sox are coming off an 11-0 win in the prior game of the series.

Red Sox at Padres Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in only two of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit seven over their last 10.
  • The Red Sox have a total OPS of .830 this season and an OPS of .832 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Padres’ OPS sits at .738 overall and .717 versus righties.
  • Boston has posted 28.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.8 over its last five.