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2018 MLB Season
(3-1) Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins (2-2)
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami Florida
Projected Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. Trevor Richards
MLB Moneyline Odds: Boston -134
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Boston -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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With very low expectations this year, Miami surprised us by splitting their four game series against Chicago. Now continuing their home stand against Boston, Miami will be throwing out Trevor Richards to oppose Brian Johnson in this interleague contest.
Boston opened up as (-155) money line favorites, while the line has dropped to (-134) with about 63% of the public backing them.
Boston Red Sox
The lefty Johnson hasn’t quite lived up to his first-round hype, but is now reaching his “prime” years. In a small sample size of five starts from last year, we saw the good and bad from Johnson.
He didn’t blow batters away with strike (7.00 K/9) and couldn’t keep the ball in the park (1.67 HR/9), but he did pitch with control posting a 2.67 BB/9 and 11.9% HR/FB ratio.
Boston is only slashing .214/.304/.336 in this early season, but they have managed to smack 11 extra-base hits out of their 28 hits. That is encouraging to see despite just producing nine runs, they just need to get the hits in bunches.
Making his first big league start, Richards will be heading into this matchup with some hype. He has the swing-and-miss stuff while he also has been able to pitch with control keeping his walks down in the minors.
Richards has done well with containing the long ball too, but with no experience pitching in the Majors it is hard to tell how he will translate.
So far this season they are slashing .236/.342/.304 in 161 at-bats. Miami hasn’t been hitting with power accumulating only seven extra-base hits, but they have been making contact with the ball when it counts producing 17 RBIs thus far.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague road games.
- BOS are 38-13 in their last 51 interleague games.
- BOS are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
- MIA are 6-16 in their last 22 games as an underdog.
- MIA are 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
- BOS are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction: Boston should handle the rookie Richards in his MLB debut
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston -134
It is too hard to back a team when their pitcher is making his first MLB start of career. Boston’s veteran lineup can hit for average and if they get them in bunches, then it could be an early night for Richards.
Boston’s pitching and bats get the edge in this contest.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 6 – Miami 5
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