Phillies vs Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks for Today 5/5

Phillies vs Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks for Today 5/5

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Preview

The Boston Red Sox will take on the Philadelphia Phillies on May 5, 2023, at 4:05 PM at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This game is expected to be a nail-biter between two teams with solid pitching and hitting, and both are looking to continue their winning streaks. KingPin.pro, a top-rated sports betting app, has analyzed both teams and has determined that the under of 8 runs is the best bet for this game. In this article, we will provide you with an extensive review of each team, pitching analysis, hitting analysis, and injuries to help you understand why the under of 8 runs is the best bet for this game.

 

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have started the season strong, with a 19-14 record and 6-7 away record. They are currently sitting third in the American League East standings, trailing Baltimore and Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have been hitting the ball well this season, with Rafael Devers leading the team with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs. However, their pitching has been somewhat inconsistent this season, with their team ERA at 4.93.

 

Probable Pitcher: Chris Sale (2-2, 6.75 ERA, 1.47 WHIP)

Sale has struggled with consistency this season, but he has been solid in his last two starts. In his last two starts, Sale has allowed only four earned runs in 12 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Red Sox have been hitting well this season, with a team batting average of .270. They have been led by Rafael Devers, who has been hitting the ball well with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs. However, they will be facing a tough Phillies pitching staff that has a 5.13 team ERA.

 

Injury Report

The Red Sox have a few players on the injured list, including Garrett Whitlock, Adalberto Mondesi, Joely Rodriguez, and Kutter Crawford. Alex Verdugo is also listed as day-to-day.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies have started the season with a 15-17 record and an 8-5 home record. They are currently sitting fourth in the National League East standings, trailing the Mets, Braves, and Nationals. The Phillies have been hitting the ball well this season, with Brandon Marsh leading the team with a .326 batting average and a .413 OBP.

 

Probable Pitcher: Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)

Wheeler has been solid this season, with a 3-1 record and a 3.86 ERA. He has been especially effective in his last two starts, allowing only three earned runs in 13 innings pitched.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Phillies have been hitting the ball well this season, with a team batting average of .266. They have been led by Brandon Marsh, who has been hitting the ball well with a .326 batting average and a .413 OBP. However, they will be facing a tough Red Sox pitching staff that has a 4.93 team ERA.

 

Injury Report

The Phillies have Cristian Pache and Ranger Suarez listed on the injured list, along with Andrew Bellatti.

 

Pitching Analysis

Both teams have solid starting pitchers in Sale and Wheeler, who have been performing well lately. Sale has struggled with consistency this season, but he has been solid in his last two starts, allowing only four earned runs in 12 innings pitched. Wheeler, on the other hand, has been consistently good this season, with a 3-1 record and a 3.86 ERA.

The bullpen for both teams has been somewhat inconsistent this season, with the Red Sox having a team ERA of 4.93 and the Phillies having a team ERA of 5.13. However, both teams have some reliable relievers who can be counted on to hold leads late in the game.

 

Prediction

Considering the pitching matchups and the recent performances of Sale and Wheeler, the under of 8 runs is the best bet for this game. Both pitchers have been solid lately, and they are facing offenses that have been hitting well this season but can be slowed down by solid pitching.

Additionally, both teams have struggled with consistency in their bullpens, so it is unlikely that either team will score a lot of runs in the late innings of the game. Therefore, it is more likely that this game will be a low-scoring affair, with both teams struggling to score runs against two solid starters.

 

Pick: Under 8 runs

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