The Boston Red Sox handed the Atlanta Braves with ease in the opening game of their interleague series, beating them by a final score of 7-1.
The Braves will try to get their revenge on Tuesday night in the finale of their two-game set.
The pitching matchup between Spencer Strider (3.78 ERA) and Brayan Bello (3.60 ERA) may make you think this is going to be a pitchers duel, but I'm going to make the case that we should bet on the opposite happening.
Let's dive into it.
Braves vs. Red Sox odds, run line, and total
Braves vs. Red Sox prediction and pick
The Braves and the Red Sox have been two of the best offenses over the last 30 days. I see no reason why we shouldn't bet on them to pile on the runs tonight.
Over that time span, they rank third (.820) and fourth (.818) in OPS. They're also eighth and 12th in totals runs scored over the last month.
Unfortunately for Braves fans, we should probably stay away from betting on Atlanta when Spencer Strider is on the mound, so the OVER is a good alternative. He's been straight up bad lately, allowing nine earned runs in his last 12.0 innings pitched. Things won't get any easier for him tonight against this Red Sox offense.
Brayan Bello has also been bad lately, allowing nine earned runs over his last 10.0 innings pitched for the BoSox.
Hot offenses, cold pitchers. That smells like an OVER bet to me.
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