Red Sox at Braves - 6/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (27-38) at Atlanta Braves (31-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Kelly (2-4) (5.45) vs. A Wood (4-4) (3.56)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -110 / Boston Red Sox +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SPSO
The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday night for game three of their series.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Red Sox have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 81 hits and 27 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 61 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost their last six road games. Joe Kelly gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.45 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Braves have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 76 hits and 41 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 60 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have split their last six home games. Alex Wood takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Wood is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Kellys last 5 starts. The Braves are 7-17 in their last 24 games as a favorite and 3-8 in Woods last 11 starts. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Red Sox are too talented of a team to keep losing, right? The bleeding has to stop eventually. With Kelly on the hill, I like the value of the Sox of the road and even money.