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Looking for Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Red Sox taking on the Phillies on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Red Sox Phillies free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA.
Projected Pitchers: Eovaldi (BOS), Anderson (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: BOS -134, PHI +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: BOS +117, PHI -135
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.0
Boston Red Sox
Boston came back to take the last two out of three on the road against the Blue Jays and began this weekend’s series with a Friday night victory over the Phillies.
Rafael Devers homered, as did Danny Santana in his Red Sox debut after getting the call-up from Triple-A Worcester. Martin Perez gave the Sox six strong innings and Alex Cora was not forced to go back to Matt Barnes.
That has Boston in a strong position Saturday, with a three-game winning streak, a ready bullpen, and Nathan Eovaldi set to make his tenth start of the season already.
He’s got four wins, which equal his total from last season. His ERA mark isn’t great (97 ERA+) but the WHIP is under 1.20 and he has not given up a single home run on the season.
Only once in his nine starts has Eovaldi failed to get through at least five innings (earlier this month against Detroit). He went five last weekend against Anaheim in a game Boston eventually lost late.
Earlier on Friday, before the first game of this series, it was announced JT Realmuto was placed on the ten-game Injured List.
The move will be retroactive to May 18. Realmuto has been out for five games with a hand contusion now. It’s now known he won’t be back for this series, however.
That’s a big absence from Philly’s lineup because Realmuto is kind of the second guy, along with Harper, who will carry the offense. Rhys Hoskins (119 OPS+) and Jean Segura (117) will hurt you but Realmuto is the second bopper.
After a poor 2020 season with the Blue Jays (his only with Toronto), Chase Anderson has continued to struggle in now his first season as a Phillie.
The right-hander is 2–4 with a 6.96 ERA in eight starts for the Phils. He faced Boston three different times last season and gave up ten runs in a total of a dozen innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series.
- Red Sox are 56-19 in their last 75 interleague games as a favorite.
- Red Sox are 40-15 in their last 55 interleague road games.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
- Phillies are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
- Under is 7-1 in Red Sox last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Under is 4-1 in Phillies last 5 games as an underdog.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction: Boston runline.
Stick with the hot side here. The Sox hit right-handers extremely well and they are not unfamiliar with Anderson.
Eovaldi may be hard-pressed to keep it in Citizens Bank Park all day but he won’t get hit for three or four, that’s for sure.
Look for him to pitch well and the Red Sox to make it four in a row with another multiple-run victory.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston (-1.5) +117
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