Red Sox vs. Braves Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves 9/4/18, Prediction & Odds

The Boston Red Sox cruised to a series-opening victory yesterday afternoon at the Atlanta Braves. Will the team with the best record in baseball win again on the road as the series resumes tonight?

Game Snapshot

929 Boston Red Sox at 930 Atlanta Braves

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET

TV: NESN (BOS)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Red Sox are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Kinsler helps lead Red Sox to win

Andrew Benintendi finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in yesterday's 8-2 win at Atlanta. J.D. Martinez finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Xander Bogaerts contributed a double and two RBIs in five at-bats. Mitch Moreland went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run. Ian Kinsler ended the contest 2-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Brandon Workman struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win in relief.

Albies hits second homer since All-Star Break

Braves shortstop Ozzie Albies hit his 22nd home run of the season, but only his second since the All-Star Break, in yesterday's loss. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Ender Inciarte finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis were both 1-for-4 with a walk. Johan Camargo went 2-for-3 with two walks. Dansby Swanson finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Touki Toussaint took the loss as he gave up three earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Rick Porcello (15-7, 4.27 ERA) will start today for Boston, while Atlanta counters with Sean Newcomb (11-7, 3.85).

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 33-20 against teams with a winning record this season. Boston is 11-0 when Porcello has started an interleague game the last two seasons.

Atlanta

The Braves are 36-24 after a loss this season. Three of four meetings have gone over the total this season.

Prediction:

Newcomb has pitched well against a lot of good teams this season and while Porcello has been outstanding in interleague games, all streaks have to come to the end. Atlanta has bounced back well after wins all season and being the home team will help it even this series at a game apiece.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES +115

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