Red Sox vs. Rockies Prediction
The Boston Red Sox and the host Colorado Rockies will open an interleague series tonight. Can Boston record the road win as the favorites?
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Coors Field at 8:40PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 13.5 runs. As of Tuesday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Sox fall in series finale
Boston lost by a count of 3-1 Sunday afternoon at San Diego to drop to 70-62 overall and 36-28 on the road. The Red Sox allowed all three runs in the first inning and could not recover. J.D. Martinez accounted for the offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Marco Hernandez and Brock Holt were both 1-for-1 as pinch-hitters. Brian Johnson took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with one strikeout and three walks over three innings. Rick Porcello draws the start tonight for Boston as he enters with an 11-10 record, 5.49 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 112 strikeouts over 144 1/3 innings.
Rockies win on walk-off homer
Ryan McMahon hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday afternoon to send Colorado to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta. It was the only hit for McMahon in four at-bats. Trevor Story ended the contest 3-for-4. Dom Nunez ended the contest 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Jumbo Diaz picked up the win in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with two strikeouts and one walk over one inning of work. The Rockies have not yet announced their starting pitcher for today's game.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last four road games. Boston is 6-1 in the last seven Porcello road starts.
The Rockies are 5-0 in their last five home games. Colorado is 0-8 in its last eight Tuesday games.
The fact that German Marquez was scratched and we don't know the Rockies' starting pitcher yet is concerning. Porcello has given up more home runs than usual this season, but as a ground ball pitcher he is better suited for Coors Field than most. While he's been inconsistent, he should get a lot of run support in a game that is almost certainly going to be a shootout. Going with the Red Sox here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -130