Red Sox vs. Braves - 6/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (30-32) at Boston Red Sox (27-36)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
W Perez (2-0) (2.70) vs. R Porcello (4-6) (5.26)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -132 / Atlanta Braves +122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, NESN, ESPN
The Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox play Monday night on ESPN.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Braves have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 74 hits and 40 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined for 54 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have split their last eight road games. Williams Perez gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Red Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Red Sox have lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 79 hits and 27 RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 77 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last 10 home games. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 5.26 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Porcello’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Red Sox are 61-26 in their last 87 vs. National League East and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Braves are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 7-20 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Red Sox have to snap their losing skid eventually, right? It might as well be against a Braves bullpen that's flat out awful. Having Porcello on the hill doesn't hurt, either.