Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves - 9/25/20 MLB Pick and Prediction
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Boston Red Sox (22-35) vs. Atlanta Braves (34-23)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Truist Park)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -155 / Boston Red Sox +135 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in MLB action at Truist Park.
The Boston Red Sox need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with 62 hits and 14 RBI while Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 116 hits and 65 RBI. Chris Mazza gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Mazza is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Braves have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves with 71 hits and 53 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson have combined for 132 hits and 84 RBI. Kyle Wright gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s second career game against the Red Sox.
The over is 4-1 in Red Sox last 5 overall. The over is 14-6-4 in Braves last 24 overall. The Red Sox are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings in Atlanta and 28-12 in the last 40 meetings. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these pitchers have ERAs well over four in the month of September and they have ERAs over five on the season. I want no parts of these arms or these teams when they're on the mound. However, the Braves have bene had and shoulders the better team, and they have the more consistent offense that will take advantage of subpar pitching. Give me the Braves, but there's better betting options on a stacked Friday MLB card.