Phillies vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox are a pair of teams desperate for wins as their playoff chances are slim with a month-plus to go. Will Philadelphia go to Fenway Park and get an important road win tonight?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Fenway Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -106 favorite on the moneyline. The Phillies are a -104 underdog, while the total is set at 11 runs. As of Tuesday afternoon, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Phillies edged by Padres
Philadelphia lost its series finale at home Sunday afternoon against San Diego by a score of 3-2. Jean Segura helped lead the Phillies offense as he went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Bryce Harper finished 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored before leaving the game with an injury. Cesar Hernandez ended the contest 1-for-3. Jared Hughes took the loss as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and no walks over 1 1/3 innings pitched. Aaron Nola will start tonight as he comes in with an 11-3 record, 3.56 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 173 strikeouts over 154 1/3 innings of work.
Red Sox win fifth straight
Boston picked up its fifth straight win Sunday afternoon as it rolled past visiting Baltimore by the tune of 13-7. Rafael Devers had a big day at the dish as he went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs. Sam Travis finished 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs. J.D. Martinez ended the game 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Mitch Moreland finished 3-for-3 off the bench with two runs and an RBI. Xander Bogaerts was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Marcus Walden earned the win in relief as he allowed one hit with no strikeouts or walks in a scoreless frame. Brian Johnson draws the start tonight as he enters with a 1-1 record, 6.45 ERA and 2.01 WHIP with 17 strikeouts over 22 1/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 4-0 in their last four interleague road games. Philadelphia is 1-5 in its last six road games.
The Red Sox are 5-2 in their last seven home games. Boston is 4-0 in the last four Johnson interleague starts.
Nola as the slightest of dogs against a team that appears red-hot but did much of its damage against the lowly Orioles? Sign me up. Boston's offense will probably get some, but I don't trust Johnson or the Red Sox bullpen to be the better side of this equation. Nola has pitched pretty well over the last few months and look for a strong start out of the ace here to send the Phillies to a key win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADEPHIA PHILLIES -104