Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/14
Boston Red Sox (52-65) at Cincinnati Reds (60-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Brandon Workman (R) (1-5) (4.633) vs. Homer Bailey (R) (9-5) (3.707)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -147 / Boston Red Sox +137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN-OH
The Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox wrap up their short two-game series on Wednesday.
The Red Sox have won four of their last six games and are 12 games below .500. Despite inexperience, the Red Sox pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in five of their last seven games. Overall, the Red Sox have an ERA of 3.87, which is 19th in baseball, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dustin Pedroia has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Brock Holt has a six-game hitting streak. Anthony Ranaudo takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and has two strikeouts in six innings. This is Ranaudo’s second career game against the Reds.
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The Reds have split their last 10 games and are one game above .500. While the Reds wins have been up and down, their pitching has allowed three or less runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Overall, the Reds have an ERA of 3.36, which is sixth in baseball, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Todd Frazier has an RBI in three straight games and Devin Mesoraco has seven RBIs in his last two games. Starting is Mike Leake, who is 9-10 with a 3.42 ERA and has 126 strikeouts in 160.2 innings. This is Leake’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in their last 7 interleague road games. The Reds are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. American League East and 20-8 in their last 28 interleague games as a favorite.
We made money on the Red Sox as an underdog yesterday, might as well try and get greedy here.