Braves at Red Sox - 4/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (4-17) at Boston Red Sox (12-9)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Chacin (0-1) (3.18) vs. C Buchholz (0-2) (6.33)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -200 / Atlanta Braves +185 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox end their series Thursday night at Fenway Park.
The Atlanta Braves could use a victory in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Braves have scored eight runs in the last two games, but they’ve scored three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Braves lack of offense has hurt them all season long and is the main reason they’re 13 games under a .500 record. Adonis Garcia leads Atlanta with 22 hits, Nick Markakis has 16 RBI and Freddie Freeman has two home runs. Jhoulys Chacin gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last two games and six or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have won 11 of their 12 games this season when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 30 hits, David Ortiz has 16 RBI and Mookie Betts has four home runs. Clay Buchholz takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 6.33 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 6-20 in their last 26 Thursday games and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series. The Red Sox are 88-36 in their last 124 interleague home games and 7-19 in Buchholzs last 26 home starts. The Braves are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Boston.
The Braves are simply unabackable during this massive losing streak, especially in this series where they've allowed 20 runs in their last two games. You have to like Boston to remain red hot.