Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Fenway Park )
Boston Red Sox -170 / San Francisco Giants +148 O/U: 10
TV: NSBA, NESN
The San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox will match up on the MLB diamond Wednesday.
In the Tuesday opener of this set, we had a 15-inning battle as the Giants took a 7-6 victory.
For Wednesday’s game, the Giants will send out Jeff Samardzija to start. Across 169.1 innings and a 10-12 mark so far, Samardzija has a 3.72 ERA with 133 Ks and 44 BBs.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with Jhoulys Chacin in the start Wednesday. Over 94.1 innings and a 3-10 record this year, Chacin has a 5.44 ERA with 87 Ks and 42 BBs.
The Giants are 8-1 in Samardzija’s last nine road starts and 4-1 in his last five versus the AL East. San Francisco is 8-21 in their last 29 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Samardzija’s last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 52-15 in their last 57 Wednesday games and the under is 4-0 in the last four in game two of a series. The over is 7-1 in Boston’s last eight games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 as well.
Samardzija has been pretty spotty over his last three games. In that stretch he’s 2-1 with one quality start and a total of 13 earned over 17.2 innings.
As for Chacin, he’s been solid since coming to the Sox. In his three games he’s given up zero earned on two hits in 5.2 total innings.
This should be a fun matchup if Samardzija can come out firing. I have to stick with the Red Sox bats at home though.