Bet Jamaica MLB Preview – Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox

by Dirty on October 31, 2014

The Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Fenway Park.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of ace righthander Derek Lowe in this game. Lowe has a 7-4 record and a 4.08 ERA this season.

It’ll be ace Josh Beckett toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Righthander Beckett is 7-3 with a 4.15 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 167-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Kenshin Kawakami allowed just two runs over six innings in helping the Braves whip the Red Sox 8-2 in Friday’s series-opener. The Braves won that game as +140 underdogs, while the 10 runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (10).

Garret Anderson went a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the way for the Braves.

Jason Bay belted a two-run homer in a losing effort for the Red Sox, who were favored at -160. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed eight hits and six runs over four innings.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 32-34 SU
Boston: 40-27 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Boston
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Atlanta
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Boston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Boston home to Atlanta, Sunday, June 21

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