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Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Betting Odds. The 28-39 Boston Red Sox are set to take on the 32-34 Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia tonight June 18, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Red Sox -120 / Braves +100
O/U: 7.5 runs

Pitching Match Up

Boston: Clay Buchholz (3-6, 4.22 ERA)
Atlanta: Shelby Miller (5-2, 2.02 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 2 game series yesterday the Braves beat the Red Sox 5-2.

The Red Sox go into Atlanta for the 2nd game of a 2 game series. The 3-6 Clay Buchholz goes for the Red Sox and the 5-2 Shelby Miller goes for the Braves. The Red Sox open at -120 as the road favorite with a line sitting at 7.5 runs. The Red Sox recently snapped their 7 game losing streak to the Braves, but lost to them yesterday. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games and sit in the basement of the AL East 9 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays. It is not hard to see why Boston is 11 games under .500, as they rank 20th in the Majors in runs scored and 29th in team ERA. The Braves are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are in 3rd place in the NL East 3.5 games back of the New York Mets. Atlanta has also had issues with their pitching this season ranking 26th in team ERA while they rank a respectable 11th in runs scored.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.

The Red Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Braves.

The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 games against the Braves in Atlanta.

This season the Braves are 16-14 at home and the Red Sox are 12-21 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Boston Red Sox: 28-39 SU / O/U 30-35 / Run Line W/L 26-41
Atlanta Braves: 32-34 SU / O/U 41-22 / Run Line W/L 37-29

Boston at Atlanta Key Betting Trends

• BOS is 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
• BOS is 1-8 in their last 9 overall.
• BOS has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• ATL is 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games.
• ATL is 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
• ATL has an Over record of 13-4-1 in their last 18 games.

Key Player Injuries

RED SOX
C] 05/02/2015 – Ryan Hanigan 60-day DL (5/1) ( Wrist )
[P] 05/13/2015 – Justin Masterson 15-day DL (5/13) ( Arm )
[RF] 05/24/2015 – Shane Victorino 15-day DL (5/23) ( Calf )
[P] 05/28/2015 – Anthony Varvaro 60-day DL (4/29) ( Elbow )
[RF] 05/28/2015 – Daniel Nava 15-day DL (5/26) ( Thumb )
[DH] 06/17/2015 – David Ortiz “?” Thursday vs. Atlanta Braves ( None )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Brandon Workman 60-day DL (4/3) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Christian Vazquez 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )

BRAVES
[P] 04/04/2015 – Mike Minor 60-day DL (3/27); out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Shae Simmons 60-day DL (2/20), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/07/2015 – Josh Outman 60-day DL (4/6) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Chris Withrow 60-day DL (2/21) ( Elbow )
[2B] 05/19/2015 – Philip Gosselin 15-day DL (5/18) ( Thumb )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Daniel Winkler 60-day DL (4/5) ( Elbow )
[SS] 06/17/2015 – Andrelton Simmons “?” Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox ( Hand )

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The Red Sox have lost 11 of their last 12 road games and in that span they are only averaging 2.3 runs per game. They turn to Clay Buchholz tonight and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. In his previous 4 starts he was only 1-2, but had a solid ERA of 1.47. The Red Sox have only won 1 of their last 5 road games when Buchholz has gotten the start. Shelby Miller has had a solid season so far and in his 13 starts he has only allowed more than 2 earned runs twice. He ranks 5th in the NL in ERA and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-3 win over the New York Mets. Miller is 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 5 home starts this season and the Braves have won 9 of 14 games when he has been on the hill.

Miller will have another good outing at home tonight and the Braves will win this game and send the Red Sox to their 9th loss in 10 games.

Take the BRAVES

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