Red Sox vs Padres Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/21/23

San Diego Padres (20-25) vs Boston Red Sox (25-20)

Game Info: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Michael Wacha (4-1) (4.06) vs Corey Kluber (2-5) (6.41)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -147 / Boston Red Sox +115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. On Saturday it was the Red Sox that were able to secure the 4-2 victory. 

Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox sit with a 26-20 record overall and the pitching was the difference on Saturday.  The Red Sox are averaging 5.64 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.18 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th. Rafael Devers has hit 13 home runs and driven in 44 RBIs. On the mound for the Red Sox will be Corey Kluber who sits with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 6.41. In his last start against the Cardinals he went five innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

Padres Betting Preview

The Padres sit with a 20-26 record overall and their offense again really let them down on Saturday. The Padres are averaging 3.8 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.13 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th while the pitching is ranked 4th. On the mound for the Padres is Michael Wacha who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 4.06. In his last start against the Royals he went seven innings giving up one hit and zero runs. 

Red Sox vs Padres Trends 

Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 games after losing the first 2 games of a series. Padres are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Red Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter. Over is 5-0 in Klubers last 5 starts on grass.

Shane’s Free Pick

Kluber has been awful this season and he’s going to really struggle in this game. Wacha in his last start gave up zero runs, and the Red Sox are going to really struggle to get anything going here. Look for the Padres to score enough off of Kluber to get the job done. Back the Padres on the money line to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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