Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins Moneyline Prediction 7/2

Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins Moneyline Prediction 7/2

Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins Moneyline Prediction 7/2


Game Summary

The Boston Red Sox will face the Miami Marlins on July 2, 2024, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox are looking to solidify their position in the AL East, while the Marlins aim to climb up the standings in the NL East. Boston has been performing well this season with a strong lineup and solid pitching, whereas Miami has had its ups and downs.


Odds and Betting Lines

MarketOdds
MoneylineBoston Red Sox -176, Miami Marlins 148

Pitching Probables

PitcherTeamW-LERAStrikeouts
Chris SaleBoston Red Sox8-43.19112
Sandy AlcantaraMiami Marlins6-63.5795

Team Previews

Boston Red Sox

Hitting: The Red Sox have a formidable lineup led by Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts, and J.D. Martinez. They are capable of scoring runs in bunches and have a good mix of power and contact hitters.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen, anchored by Matt Barnes and Garrett Whitlock, has been reliable, often closing out games effectively.

Fielding: Boston's defense is solid, with strong performances from Bogaerts at shortstop and Devers at third base.

Starting Pitchers: Chris Sale has been a standout, showing excellent command and strikeout ability. He will be a key factor in this matchup.

Miami Marlins

Hitting: The Marlins rely on young talents like Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesus Aguilar to produce runs. However, they have been inconsistent at times.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has had its struggles, with a few bright spots but overall inconsistency.

Fielding: Miami's defense has been average, with some lapses in crucial moments.

Starting Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara has been solid, providing quality starts and keeping his team in games.


Projected Starting Lineups

#Boston Red SoxMiami Marlins
1Kike HernandezJazz Chisholm Jr.
2Rafael DeversJesus Aguilar
3Xander BogaertsGarrett Cooper
4J.D. MartinezBrian Anderson
5Alex VerdugoAdam Duvall
6Trevor StoryJoey Wendle
7Bobby DalbecMiguel Rojas
8Christian VazquezJacob Stallings
9Chris Sale (P)Sandy Alcantara (P)

Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 home games.
  • The Marlins are 4-6 in their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • The over is 7-3 in the Red Sox's last 10 games.
  • The Marlins have hit the under in 6 of their last 10 road games.

Recent Games

TeamOpponentScoreW/L
Red SoxBlue Jays5-2W
Red SoxBlue Jays3-4L
Red SoxRays6-1W
Red SoxRays2-3L
Red SoxRays4-0W
MarlinsBraves1-6L
MarlinsBraves3-4L
MarlinsPhillies2-1W
MarlinsPhillies5-6L
MarlinsPhillies4-3W

Team Rankings

CategoryRed SoxMarlins
Hitting7th20th
Starting Pitching10th15th
Relief Pitching8th22nd
Fielding12th18th

Significant Betting Stats

  • Red Sox are 5-1 in Sale's last 6 starts.
  • Marlins are 2-4 in Alcantara's last 6 starts.
  • The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 games against teams with a losing record.
  • Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
  • The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between the Red Sox and Marlins.
  • Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win.
  • The Marlins are 4-6 in their last 10 games on grass.
  • Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games.
  • The under is 6-4 in Marlins' last 10 games following a loss.
  • Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter.

Prediction

Pick: Boston Red Sox to cover -1.5

The Red Sox have a clear advantage with Chris Sale on the mound and a powerful lineup. The Marlins' inconsistent hitting and pitching struggles make it hard to trust them in this matchup. Expect Boston to control the game and cover the spread.

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