Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Prediction 05-19-2023 MLB Picks

Randy ChambersMay 19, 2023
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The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action atPetco Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Boston Red Sox have scored 22 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with 51 hits and 18 RBI, while Justin Turner and Rafael Devers have combined for 90 hits and 58 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The San Diego Padres have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Padres have lost 12 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Padres with 44 hits and 16 RBI, while Juan Soto and Manny Machado have combined for 75 hits and 39 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.61 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Snell is 7-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.


The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 8-2 in their last 10 games following a win. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The over is 39-18-1 in Red Sox last 58 overall. The under is 21-6-1 in Padres last 28 overall. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

The San Diego Padres are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, but they've been on the struggle bus this week and Blake Snell hasn't been good through 41 innings. James Paxton is still trying to get his legs under him, but he has a hot Red Sox offense backing him up. This price is nuts give the way the Red Sox are stringing together offense. Give me the road dog.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Boston Red Sox +140
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