San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:40 PM (Petco Park)

The Line: Boston Red Sox +107 / San Diego Padres -103 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 171 hits and 103 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez have combined for 300 hits and 178 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 6.69 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last five games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 140 hits and 82 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 232 hits and 124 RBI. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.95 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Lamet’s first career game against the Red Sox.

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The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win, 45-17 in their last 62 interleague games and 6-1 in Eovaldis last 7 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East, 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games and 3-12 in Lamets last 15 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Lamets last 5 starts overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Eovaldis last 9 starts overall.

Eovaldi has allowed 10 hits and eight runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he hasn't pitched more than two innings since April 17. Lamet has allowed 11 hits and five runs in his last 18 innings, and he has a 5.40 ERA and .228 allowed batting average at home. It's always hard to trust bullpen games due to the constant changes, but the Red Sox have found their offense lately and need these games if they have any hope of sneaking back into the wild card race. The San Diego Padres are also quiet offensively and aren't playing with much energy right now. I'll gladly take the Red Sox and the plus money. 

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Randy’s Pick Boston Red Sox +107

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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