Red Sox vs. Phillies Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Red Sox are -126 money line favorites over the Phillies, who are +116 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8.5 runs. John Lackey will take the hill for Boston and will oppose Kyle Kendrick.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Phillies opened as -110 money line favorites but their odds have swung to +116, while the Red Sox’s odds have climbed from +102 up to -126. Boston is 32-21 overall and 15-9 on the road, while Philadelphia is 25-27 overall and 11-12 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of the betting public currently favors Boston. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest MLB trends, Boston 6-2 last 8 road games, 4-0 last 4 during game 3 of a series and 21-9 last 30 meetings. Phillies are 4-11 last 15 interleague games, 6-16 last 22 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game and 3-7 in Kendrick's last 10 starts during game 3 of a series.
Boston (32-21, 15-9 road, 27-23 O/U) has won four of their last five games, but did lose to the Phillies, 3-1 on Tuesday. Philadelphia (25-27, 11-12 home, 26-25 O/U) has lost two of their last three games. John Lackey (3-4, 2.72 ERA) pitches for the Red Sox and he has found his form again. Lackey has not allowed a run in his last two starts and has yielded two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven outings. Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29 ERA) goes for the Phillies and has struggled lately. He gave up nine runs and 16 hits in 11 innings over his last two starts. He's also 0-3 against Boston, giving up 14 runs in 11 2/3 innings in four appearances.
2013 MLB FREE PICKS: BOSTON RED SOX -126