Phillies vs. Red Sox Monday Prediction
Interleague play heads to Fenway Park this week as the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Boston Red Sox. Will Game 1 fall under the total tonight for bettors when the two teams meet at 7:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 30, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: PHI (NBCSP); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Phillies 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.
Phillies' Nola doesn't have it vs. Dodgers
Aaron Nola didn’t have his good stuff Tuesday, allowing three runs over just five innings but escaping with a no-decision in the Phillies' 7-4 extra-innings win over the Dodgers. Nola had failed to go at least six innings in just one of his previous 18 starts before this one. The Dodgers made him work, as he needed 91 pitches to cover his five frames. He gave up five hits and a couple walk while whiffing five. The Phillies wound up using nine pitchers in the 16-inning affair, including Vince Velasquez, who picked up a victory with a scoreless frame in the top of the 16th. Nola should bounce back Sunday in Cincinnati.
Red Sox' Price holds Tigers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings
David Price blanked the Tigers over 6 1/3 innings in a 1-0 victory on Friday. Price retired the first nine batters he faced before running into some traffic on the basepaths, but he managed to keep his former team off the board. The veteran southpaw allowed just four hits on the night — all of them singles — while walking one and striking out five. This was his first scoreless outing since his second start of the season, so it’s a step in the right direction. Price will try to stay on that path with a start next week in Baltimore.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are an impressive 14-3 in Nola's last 17 starts.
The Red Sox have won 11 of Price's last 13 starts.
I'm looking at the under for this one. In the last five meetings between these two teams, the under is 3-0-2. More importantly, the under is 8-2 in Nola's last 10 road starts, is 5-1 in his last six starts overall, and is 14-5-2 in his last 21 outings coming off five days of rest. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Red Sox' last six home games and has cashed in eight of their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Phillies/Red Sox under 9