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2021 MLB Handicapping
(89-70) Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Nationals (65-94)
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: TBA (BOS) vs. Josiah Gray (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -147 Nationals +115
MLB run line Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Red Sox will be in DC to take on the Nationals for game 2, Saturday at 4:05 ET.
There has been no starter named for the Red Sox yet and Josiah Gray is going for the Nationals.
This is the first time these teams have played this year.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have really been struggling and it is happening at the worst possible time. They have to get their act together.
With a record of 89-70, they trail the Yankees by 2 games for the first wild card spot.
Boston lost to the Orioles on Thursday by a score of 6-2. Baltimore ended up taking 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Red Sox scored 10 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Nick Pivetta went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
At this time, there has been no announcement about the starter for Saturday.
The pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.29 which is the 16th best in the sport.
The offense is the best part of what this team does. They are scoring 5.11 runs per game which is 4th best in the game.
Boston has hit 213 home runs which are 9th best overall.
The Nationals have had a horrible season. They are moving on to next season.
With a record of 65-94, they are in last place of the National League East. The Braves lead them by 21.5 games.
Washington dropped 2 games out of 3 from the Rockies before this series. In those games, the Nats scored 11 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Paolo Espino went 2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
Josiah Gray is 2-2 with an ERA of 5.85. His last start was against the Rockies where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Washington won that game 5-4.
This team has not gotten good pitching this year. They own an ERA of 4.82 which is 25th best in the game.
On offense, they are scoring 4.49 runs per game which is the 15th best in the sport.
Washington has hit 179 home runs which are 22nd best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
- The Red Sox are 40-12 in their last 52 interleague road games.
- The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Nationals are 16-38 in their last 54 games overall.
- The Nationals are 16-38 in their last 54 games on grass.
- The Nationals are 5-14 in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Nationals are 6-17 in their last 23 home games.
Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Red Sox have no more excuses. At this point, they must sweep this series. They cannot afford to lose a game here.
Boston is the better team and I look for them to bounce back in this one after being embarrassed in Baltimore.
I expect the Sox to get to Gray early and get themselves a win.
I like a desperate Boston team on the road here.
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