Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (4-16) at Boston Red Sox (11-9)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
B Norris (1-3) (6.75) vs. S Wright (1-2) (1.40)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -180 / Atlanta Braves +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-South, NESN
The interleague series between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays switches to Fenway Park Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox certainly could use a winning streak right now and they might be on the verge following an 11-4 win at Atlanta for their third straight. Red Sox ace David Price lived up to the billing wit a pair of runs plated on six hits while logging 14 strikeouts over eight frames. The Boston offense cranked out 13 hits and walked three times with Travis Shaw gong 2-5 with a homer, five RBI’s and two runs while Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts each scored twice. The Atlanta Braves are hoping Bud Norris can right the ship in Wednesday’s start at Fenway Park. In his last three outings, Norris has given up a combined 13 runs on 21 hits and five homers over 14.1 innings.
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The Atlanta Braves early season struggles are well documented and nothing changed Tuesday night with neither the arms or bats able to come through. Braves starter Matt Wisler was charged with five runs on five hits and a trio of free passes through five frames before Ryan Weber allowed five runs in two innings. The Bravos attack consisted of eight hits and three walks with Jeff Francoeur going 2-4 with an RBI and run while Drew Stubbs and Erick Aybar both went 2-4 with a run each. Steven Wright shoots for back to back wins when he takes the bump against Atlanta for the first time in his career. Wright comes off of a 6-2 victory at Houston where he gave up an unearned run on four hits and five BB in 6.2 frames.
Atlanta are 3-12 in their last 15 Wednesday games and are 12-41 in their last 53 road games while going 6-18 in their last 24 interleague games. The under is 12-4 in Boston’s last 16 home games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games while the Red Sox are 3-7 in Wright’s last 10 starts. Atlanta are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings. I don’t think Wright at home is a bad option here…