Red Sox vs. Braves MLB Prediction
After the Red Sox outlasted the Braves in a slugfest on Tuesday night, the two teams will meet again in Atlanta on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET. With Garrett Richards set to oppose Ian Anderson in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play on the board?
979 Boston Red Sox (+135) at 980 Atlanta Braves (-155); o/u 9
7:20 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Boston Red Sox DFS Spin
Alex Verdugo belted a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday versus the Braves. Enrique Hernandez was unable to drive in the go-ahead run with runners on second and third and one out, but Verdugo picked him up by blasting one 409 feet over the left-center field wall. Verdugo also had a single and scored a run in the first inning. He's already up to nine home runs this season, which is a pleasant surprise for a guy fantasy managers weren't necessarily counting on for a ton of power.
Atlanta Braves DFS Spin
Ronald Acuna went 2-for-5 with a couple RBI and a run scored Tuesday versus the Red Sox. Acuna put a punctuation mark on the Braves' three-run fourth inning with a two-out, two-run double. He also gave his fantasy managers a single, a stolen base and a run scored in the ninth inning as the Braves' rally fell short. The five-category stud now has 13 stolen bases on the season. Only Whit Merrifield and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have more. Acuna had to leave the Braves' last game with pectoral tightness, but clearly he's fine.
Red Sox vs. Braves Betting Prediction
The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Atlanta and is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings overall. The over is also 5-2 in the Red Sox’ last seven games versus a right-handed starter, is 5-1 in the Braves’ last six games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is 24-9 in their last 33 interleague home games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/BRAVES OVER 9