Braves vs Red Sox Prediction: MLB Picks and Parlays 3/17

Braves vs Red Sox Prediction: MLB Picks and Parlays 3/17

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The Atlanta Braves will face off against the Boston Red Sox on March 17, 2023, at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. Both teams have had a mixed performance so far this season, with the Braves sitting at 8-9 and the Red Sox at 10-5. The game is expected to start at 1:05 PM in Fort Myers, Florida, with clear weather conditions.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves have struggled with consistency in their hitting this season, with a team batting average of .261. However, they have some notable players like Matt Olson and Adam Duvall, who have hit 3 and 2 home runs respectively. The pitching department hasn't been great either, with an ERA of 5.61. Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright are both out due to injuries, which could further weaken their pitching.

In their most recent game against the Houston Astros, the Braves lost 9-3. They struggled to get their offense going and were unable to keep the Astros at bay. The Braves' pitching was particularly poor in this game, with starter Max Fried allowing six runs in just 2.2 innings pitched.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have been performing well this season, with a batting average of .253 and 22 home runs. Tyler McDonough has been a standout player with an impressive .800 batting average. Their pitching has also been strong, with an ERA of 4.10. However, they do have a few injuries to key players like Garrett Whitlock and James Paxton.

In their most recent game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox won 9-1. They dominated both in hitting and pitching, with Nathan Eovaldi allowing just one run in 6 innings pitched. Their hitters were on fire, with Bobby Dalbec hitting two home runs and Xander Bogaerts hitting a triple.

Injuries

The Braves are missing Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright in the pitching department, which could hurt their chances in this game. Soroka is still recovering from his Achilles injury, while Wright is out with a shoulder injury. This means that the Braves will have to rely on their remaining pitchers to step up their game against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are missing Connor Wong and Justin Turner, while Brayan Bello, Garrett Whitlock, and James Paxton are all out as well. This means that the Red Sox will also have to rely on their remaining players to maintain their strong performance.

Prediction

Based on team performance and injury reports, the Boston Red Sox seem to have the upper hand in this game. Their pitching has been strong, and they have some notable players in their hitting lineup. On the other hand, the Braves have struggled with consistency in both their hitting and pitching. Our pick for this game is the Boston Red Sox.

MLB Picks Consensus: Boston Red Sox

MLB Picks ATS: Boston Red Sox -1.5

MLB Picks and Parlays: Boston Red Sox Moneyline and Under 8.5

MLB Expert Picks: Boston Red Sox

 

Overall, the Boston Red Sox seem to be in a stronger position for this game. Their hitting and pitching have been performing well this season, and they have some standout players who can make a difference in the game. However, the Atlanta Braves could still surprise us with a strong performance. As with any game, anything can happen, and it will be interesting to see how both teams perform on the field.

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