Giants at Red Sox - 7/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-36) at Boston Red Sox (51-39)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Peavy (5-7) (5.09) vs. R Porcello (11-2) (3.66)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox begin a two-game series early Tuesday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to crush, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 92 hits, Buster Posey has 44 RBI and Brandon Crawford has nine home runs. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 5-7 with a 5.09 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season.
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The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Boston Red Sox offense is also crushing right now, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 120 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 59 RBI and David Ortiz has 22 home runs. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 11-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East and 5-1 in Peavys last 6 starts. The Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day and 5-0 in Porcellos last 5 starts. The Giants are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
We have two offenses that can flat out crush, but the difference in this matchup is the pitching. I'll take Porcello over Peavy every day of the week. Give me the Sox at home.