Giants vs. Red Sox - 6/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (34-24) at San Francisco Giants (35-25)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
D Price (7-2) (4.88) vs. M Bumgarner (7-2) (2.02)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -131 / Boston Red Sox +121 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants play again late Wednesday night at AT&T Park.
The Boston Red Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 84 hits, Mookie Betts jas 45 RBI and David Ortiz has 16 home runs. David Price gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Price is 0-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Giants have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.60 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Denard Span leads San Francisco with 60 hits, Hunter Pence has 36 RBI and Brandon Belt has six home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. This will be Bumgarner’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Prices last 5 starts. The Giants are 45-20 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series and 39-18 in Bumgarners last 57 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco.
You can't go wrong picking either of these teams with their ace on the mound. That's why I'm siding with the Red Sox and the plus money based on the value. Not to mention the Giants have been getting rocked the last three games or so. Boston is where the value is in this spot.