Boston Red Sox at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Saturday April 6, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Red Sox -132 / Arizona Diamondbacks +122 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win here to rebound from a rough 2-7 start to the season. The Red Sox have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in seven of their first nine games. The Boston Red Sox are 1-6 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 13 hits and eight RBI while Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers have combined for 19 hits and five RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Price is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Diamondbacks have scored 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their first eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four of their last six games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 17 hits and four RBI while Adam Jones and Ketel Marte have combined for 25 hits and 16 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 8.31 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Weaver’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 41-10 in their last 51 interleague games, 5-2 in Price's last 7 road starts and 41-18 in Price's last 59 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 3-8 in their last 11 home games and 1-8 in their last 9 Saturday games. 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 6-1 in Diamondbacks last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Price's last 4 starts overall.
The Boston Red Sox are going to turn things around eventually, but at some point we have to stop laying juice with a team that's getting blasted pitching wise and is clearly experiencing a World Series hangover. The Red Sox have to show some sort of life before I feel comfortable laying these prices. The Arizona Diamondbacks have done nothing but put up crooked numbers through eight games and have to be feeling quite good about themselves right now. A Red Sox run is coming, but I'm going to keep taking the blue money by fading them until I actually see it.