Marlins vs. Red Sox Tuesday Prediction
The Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox open an interleague series on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 of the series turn into an offensive shootout?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: MIA (FSFL); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Red Sox as a -265 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Marlins 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.
Marlins’ Urena throws complete game in win over Nationals
Jose Urena pitched a complete game in a 12-1 victory over the Nationals on Sunday. Urena allowed only two hits, and he walked two while striking out four. In his last start, Urena didn't get anyone out as he was ejected for plunking Ronald Acuna to start the game. In this one, Urena didn't need any bullpen help, as he kept the Nationals off balance all game. It's the fourth win of the season for the right-hander against 12 losses, and his ERA drops to 4.50 over 138 innings. Urena’s next listed start is Saturday against the Braves, but for obvious reasons, his next outing likely will come later against a different club.
Red Sox’ Johnson gives up three runs in win over Rays
Brian Johnson allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a rather workmanlike outing and earned a win against the Rays on Friday. It was looking ugly in the early going as he gave up three runs in the first inning. The big blow was a two-run double by Joey Wendle. He was able to settle down from there and ended up one out short of a quality start. The high-scoring Red Sox offense came through for him and he was rewarded with a win for his efforts. He struck out two, walked two and allowed five hits in the ballgame. His record improves to 4-3 with a 4.00 ERA in nine starts and 22 relief appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 7-18 in their last 25 games overall and 25-54 in their last 79 road games.
The Red Sox are 46-18 in their last 64 home games and 39-15 in their last 54 games overall.
The over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and is a perfect 4-0 in Johnson’s last four games overall. The over is also 4-1 in Marlins’ last five road games, is 5-2 in Urena’s last seven starts and 7-1 in Miami’s last eight interleague road games versus a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Marlins/Red Sox over 10.5