As Porcello Struggles, Red Sox Lose 7th Straight: Pick Braves +148

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:43 PM GMT

We’ll be examining the MLB game today between Boston and Atlanta at Fenway Park. Will the Braves recent hot hitting continue and carry them to a win?  Read our informative betting preview article in order to find out.

Braves invade Fenway Park on Monday
The Red Sox host the Braves at Fenway Park on Monday with the first pitched slated for 7:10 PM ET. According to the MLB betting odds at Wagerweb, Boston is a -160 money line favorite, and the posted total is 8.5. These teams met last season and Boston won all four games. Both games that were played at Fenway Park stayed under the total.

 

Starting Pitchers
Williams Perez will be making his sixth start of the season on Monday for the Braves. The right-handed hurler has posted a superb 1.80 ERA during his first five starts. As a matter of fact, Perez has allowed one earned run or less in four of those five, and has a microscopic 0.69 ERA in his two that have come on the road.

Rick Porcello gets the call for Boston today, and he’s really struggled of late. The veteran right-hander is 0-4 in his previous four team starts while posting a terrible 7.30 ERA.

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Team Reports
The Atlanta Braves enter this short two games series having gone 6-1 over the total in the last 7, and 12-2-1 over the number in their previous fifteen games. They’ve averaged 5.0 runs per game in their last six, and have amassed 11 hits or more in five of their last seven games.

The Boston Red Sox have been a major disappointment thus far. They’ll take the field tonight riding a six game losing streak, and have a vastly underachieving 27-37 record on the year. This was a team that was the odds on favorite to win their division prior to the start of the season, and was expected to be a serious contender come postseason time for the 2015 American League title. Boston has also gone a dismal 13-26 against the money line this season when the posted total is 8.5 to 10.0.

 

Money Line Betting System
For your MLB picks, play against any home side that has a team batting average of .260 or less, and their starting pitcher issued no walks in his previous outing, versus an opponent (Atlanta) with a bullpen ERA of 4.50 or more. Playing against the home team in that exact situation resulted in going 35-17 (67.3%) against the money line since 2011.

MLB Pick: Atlanta +148 on the money line over Boston at Wagerweb.