The MLB is back in action today as the Boston Red Sox will clash with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego California, This will be game one of a three-game series.
Boston Red Sox Form
The Red Sox are one of the teams that are in trouble right now. To be more specific, Boston is 6.5 games out of the 2nd playoff spot in the American League. Therefore, it is safe to say that these games against San Diego are crucial for them. With games on the schedule against the Angels, the Yankees, the Twins and series against the Rockies, it is safe to say that these games are a must-win for the Red Sox.
On the offensive side of the game, the Red Sox score an average of 5.74 runs per game. And this is the 3rd best record in the league in scoring. Also, they are 1st in hitting at .276 and 9th in homers with 200. But on the mound, they are 19th in the league in ERA at 4.70. The Red Sox are 17th in WHIP at 1.36 and 3rd in K’s with 1282.
San Diego Padres Form
The Padres are one of the most inconsistent teams this season. Moreover, this is another season in which San Diego will not take part in the postseason. Yet, the expectations were high before the start of the season. Also, the team hoped that the new signings such as Manny Machado will have a greater impact. Nevertheless, the Padres are a young team and there is more to come from them in the near future.
On the offensive side of the game, the Padres score an average 4.48 runs per game which is the 24th record in the MLB. Also, they are 23rd in hitting at .245 and 13th in homers with 188. But on the mound, they are 16th in the league in ERA at 4.53, while also being 7th in WHIP at 1.29 and 12th in K’s with 1124.
The Padres are out of contention for a playoff spot and their current record is not good at the moment. On the other side, the Red Sox have no choice expect winning these games against San Diego. If they want to catch up in the race for a wildcard slot, they need to win these games against the Padres.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Red Sox vs. San Diego Padres 08/20/2019 is: take the Boston Red Sox -110 (Moneyline).
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