Red Sox vs. Rockies Prediction
The Boston Red Sox brought out the big bats last night in the thin air of Denver as it rolled to a win over the Colorado Rockies. Can Boston pick up another victory tonight as the series continues?
977 Boston Red Sox at 978 Colorado Rockies
Wednesday, August 28, 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 -167 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +157 underdog, while the total is set at 13.5 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Red Sox hit three HRs in win
Boston cruised to a 10-6 victory Tuesday night in a series opener at Colorado to improve to 71-62 overall and 37-28 on the road. Christian Vazquez helped lead the Red Sox offense as he finished 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Xander Bogaerts ended the contest 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored. Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1-for-2 with a solo homer plus two walks. Brock Holt ended the contest 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs. Rick Porcello picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and no walks over five innings of work. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start tonight for Boston as he enters with a 15-5 record, 3.92 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 155 strikeouts over 160 2/3 innings.
Garcia hit hard in debut
Colorado lost by a count of 10-6 at home Tuesday night versus Boston to drop to 59-74 overall and 34-30 at home. Nolan Arenado paced the Rockies offense as he finished the contest 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Sam Hilliard went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two RBIs. Charlie Blackmon ended the game 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Rico Garcia took the loss in his MLB debut as he gave up six earned runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and five walks over five innings of work. Peter Lambert takes the mound tonight for Colorado as he comes in with a 2-4 record, 6.40 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 44 strikeouts over 70 1/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last six road games. Boston is 37-14 in its last 51 interleague games.
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last six home games. Colorado is 1-7 in its last eight interleague games.
The pitching matchup certainly favors Boston here and as long as Rodriguez can pitch into the sixth or seventh inning, the Red Sox should be in good shape here. Lambert hasn't fooled many hitters all season and he faces one of the best offenses in baseball tonight. Good luck. The smart play here is on Boston.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -167