Red Sox vs. Diamondbacks Friday Pick

Boston Red Sox vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4/5/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Red Sox are off to a sluggish start in 2019 but they’re inexpensive on the moneyline tonight as a favorite versus the Diamondbacks. Will the defending champs get back into the win column when these opponents open a weekend series at 7:10 p.m. ET in Arizona?

Game Snapshot & Odds

919 Boston Red Sox (-132) at 920 Arizona Diamondbacks (+110); 9 runs

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:10 p.m. ET, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Red Sox are -132 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Diamondbacks on the moneyline.

This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin

J.D. Martinez swatted his third home run of 2019 Thursday in Boston’s 7-3 loss to the A’s. The Red Sox seem to be in free-fall mode right now, but that hasn’t stopped Martinez from unleashing his usual carnage on opposing pitchers. Just Dingers clobbered Brett Anderson’s third-inning offering, going opposite field for his third round-tripper of the young season. That was his second hit of the afternoon after previously connecting on a first-inning single. Despite his team crumbling around him, the 31-year-old has put up a stout .364/.417/.636 batting line through 33 at-bats. He might be the only thing that’s gone right for Boston this year.

Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin

David Peralta went 2-for-4 with two doubles in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday. Peralta now has seven doubles on the season in just seven games this season, which puts him on pace for 162 on the season. That's probably not going to happen. Neither is the .455 average he currently possesses, but it's pretty clear that Peralta is locked in to begin the 2019 campaign. After a strong 2018 season, there's reason to believe that Peralta will add fantasy value again this year.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 41-10 in their last 51 interleauge games and have beaten National League West opponents 48 times in their last 65 tries.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have now lost 24 of their last 35 games overall and are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.

Prediction:

The defending champs are off to a slow start but they have also dominated the Diamondbacks, beating Arizona in 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two clubs. They have also been profitable when Rick Porcello starts, winning seven of his last 10 outings overall and posting a 15-2 record when he faces an opponent from the National League. Finally, the Diamondbacks are 1-5 in Zack Godley’s last six starts and are 1-10 in their last 11 games versus AL East opponents. We seemingly are getting Boston at a discount.

The Pick: Boston Red Sox -132

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 6 Prediction The Dodgers’ season will be on the line tonight at 7:08 p.m. ET when they play Game 6 of the NCLS versus the Braves. With so much uncertainty surrounding L.A.’s pitching...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros Game 6 Prediction The Astros will look to deliver the knockout blow to the Red Sox’ World Series hopes in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. That said, with...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves MLB Prediction Game 4 of the NLCS will take place between the Braves and Dodgers at 8:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Will the Dodgers even up the series at two games apiece or is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 5 Prediction The ALCS is now all tied at two games apiece following the Astros’ come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Who has the edge in Game 5 this...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 4 Prediction The Boston Red Sox have taken a 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven matchup with the Houston Astros after routing the visitors on Monday night. Will tonight’s game...