MLB Picks: Take The Red Sox Advantage To Boost Your Bankroll

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:03 PM GMT

The Colorado Rockies invade Fenway Park for a 3 game early week set against the Boston Red Sox. Yesterday, Colorado played a makeup game in Pittsburgh for their rainout on Sunday in MLB betting.

Colorado Rockies (De La Rosa) vs. Boston Red Sox (Price)
After beating the Pirates 5-1 Saturday, the Bucs won the 3 game weekend series with a 6-3 win over the Rockies. It dropped the Rockies' road record to an uncharacteristic greater than .500 13-12 after 25 games. Expect that record to take a further hit in this 3 game set vs the big bats of Boston. Due to their high scoring home venues of Coors and Fenway, these two teams rank in the top 4 in batting OPS. The big bats of Boston are especially prolific with the #1 rated OPS at .844. The bullpen is 9th rated at .658, compared to the Rockies' relief corps has a .780 OPS. This edge is exacerbated when we consider the fact that Boston has a .296 BA, while averaging 8.5 RPG. Recently, the Red Sox have gone 11-2 at home with a .346 BA, while averaging 8.4 RPG on this field.

Colorado Rockies
It will be no surprise if Boston gets a big piece of Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa has been out of action with a strained groin since April 26th. Prior to his stint on the DL, De La Rosa was 1-3 with a 10.18 ERA. In 5 starts, De La Rosa lasted just 20 1/3 IP, allowing 26 ER. Backed by a Rockies team who is an MLB worst 19-56 in interleague play since 2012, the pieces seem to be in place for the Red Sox to score a lot of runs.

Boston Red Sox
One might be concerned about the ERA of Price that is 5.53, but as a perennial American League All Star, Price has returned to form in his previous 2 starts. In those outings, Price worked 14 IP, allowing just 3 runs. That is much more like his All Star self. In the first 7 outings, Price had 6.75 ERA.

Conclusions
With Price rounding into mid-season form, and De La Rosa showing no positives, including his stint on the DL for one month, we are eager to lay the runs in this spot. We do so with confidence, knowing that 22 of 27 Boston Red Sox wins have come by 2 or more runs this season, including 13 of 16 on this field. That is a continuation of a trend that saw Boston win 33 of their 43 home games last year by 2 or more runs. I invite you to put the MLB odds in your favor and join me in my MLB pick in this run line selection on the Boston Red Sox against the Colorado Rockies.

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Free MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-130)
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