Boston Red Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Friday April 5, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -128 / Arizona Diamondbacks +118 -- Over/Under: 9
The Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Red Sox have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their first eight games. The Boston Red Sox are 1-5 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 10 hits and seven RBI while Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts have combined for 14 hits and three RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Porcello is 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Diamondbacks have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their first seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 20 of their last 23 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 15 hits and four RBI while Adam Jones and Ketel Marte have combined for 21 hits and nine RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.81 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 41-10 in their last 51 interleague games, 29-13 in their last 42 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in Porcello's last 10 starts. The Diamondbacks are 14-6 in their last 20 interleague home games, 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-5 in Godley's last 6 starts. The Red Sox are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings and the under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Godley's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-2 in Red Sox last 7 road games.
The Boston Red Sox have not looked good to start the season to say the least and they've been quality fade material during this stretch, but this price is rather reasonable. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitching hasn't been good over the first week and Godley was awful last year, and he picked up right where he left off in his season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This feels like a timely series for the Red Sox to find their footing, put together good at bats and find their confidence again. I'll take the road team and the reasonable price, as Godley isn't a pitcher you should make a habit of getting behind.