San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Red Sox at San Diego Padres
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Petco Park)
San Diego Padres -110 / Boston Red Sox +100 O/U: 9
TV: FSSD, NESN
The Boston Red Sox and the San Diego Padres will finish up their MLB series on Sunday.
In the Friday opener of this set, the Red Sox powered out an 11-0 shutout. On Saturday in game two, Boston eked out another win 5-4.
For the Sunday finale, the Red Sox will send out Brian Johnson to start. Across his 26.0 innings and 1-2 record so far, Johnson has a 6.58 ERA with 21 Ks and 12 BBs.
Over on the Padres’ side, they’re going with Joey Lucchesi in the Sunday start. Over his 133.0 innings and 8-7 record so far, Lucchesi has a 4.20 ERA with 129 Ks and 44 BBs.
The Red Sox are 66-23 in the last 89 in game three of a series and 1-5 in their last six Sunday games. Boston is 4-1 in Johnson’s last five interleague starts and 17-7 in his last 24 starts.
Meanwhile, the Padres are 19-39 in the last 58 in game three of a series and 7-3 in Lucchesi’s last 10 starts with six days’ rest. San Diego is 1-6 in Lucchesi’s last seven starts and 0-4 in his last four home starts.
Johnson has been okay but not stellar over his last couple of games, with a combined three earned in 6.1 innings of work. He’s 0-1 in that stretch.
As for Lucchesi, he had an 0-3 stretch across six starts but bounced back his last time up in Philly with two earned in 6.0 innings.
There’s not a whole lot of intrigue here, but I think Lucchesi and the Padres are capable of getting one on Sunday so I’ll take a chance.