Red Sox vs. Diamondbacks - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (48-67) at Boston Red Sox (63-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Z Greinke (11-3) (3.67) vs. R Porcello (15-3) (3.40)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -150 / Arizona Diamondbacks +140 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.00 and have lost 11 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 142 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 74 RBI and Jake Lamb has 24 home runs. Zack Greinke gets the nod, and he’s 11-3 with a 3.67 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Red Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to produce, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 150 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 69 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 12 home runs. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 15-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 0-1 with a 5.11 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 13-3 in Greinkes last 16 starts. The Red Sox are 11-5 in their last 16 Sunday games and 9-1 in Porcellos last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
Nobody has been fading the Arizona Diamondbacks harder than me, but there's no denying the value here. We're getting an ace pitcher for +1.4 times out money. Greinke has allowed three or less runs in seven straight games and Arizona has won nine of his last 10 starts. Give me Arizona.