Red Sox vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/30

Red Sox vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/30

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MLB Preview: San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox

On June 30, 2024, the San Diego Padres will face the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. This preview covers the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and key players.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 30, 2024
  • Time: 10:35 AM
  • Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: NESN
  • Weather: 76°F

Team Breakdown:

San Diego Padres:

The San Diego Padres enter this game with a 46-41 record, including a 22-19 record on the road. They are currently second in the National League West division and have won their last five games.

Pitching:

Matt Waldron will start for the Padres. Waldron has a 5-6 record with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 89.1 innings pitched. He has been a solid performer but will face a tough challenge against the Red Sox lineup.

Recent Performance:

The Padres have been on a winning streak, with victories against the Nationals and the Red Sox in their recent series.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr. (14 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jurickson Profar (.315 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jurickson Profar (55 RBI)

The Padres are dealing with injuries to key players like Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Campusano, and Yu Darvish, which could impact their performance.

Boston Red Sox:

The Boston Red Sox come into this game with a 43-39 record, including a 19-23 record at home. They are currently third in the American League East division and have struggled in their last three games.

Pitching:

Josh Winckowski will start for the Red Sox. Winckowski has a 1-1 record with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 30.1 innings pitched. Despite limited experience, he has shown potential in his outings.

Recent Performance:

The Red Sox have lost their last three games, including two against the Padres. However, they have shown resilience in earlier matches against the Blue Jays and Reds.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Rafael Devers (17 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jarren Duran (.287 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Rafael Devers (43 RBI)

The Red Sox are managing injuries to Dalton Guthrie, Roberto Perez, Triston Casas, Vaughn Grissom, and Bryan Mata, affecting their lineup depth.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
SD (46-41) +105 o9.5 (-120) +1.5 (-200)
BOS (43-39) -125 u9.5 (EVEN) -1.5 (+165)

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchup between Matt Waldron and Josh Winckowski, and the recent performances of both teams, the pick for this game is the Boston Red Sox on the moneyline (-125).

Josh Winckowski, despite his limited experience, has shown potential in his outings. The Red Sox, playing at home, have the advantage of familiar surroundings and a supportive crowd. Additionally, the Padres are dealing with key injuries that could impact their performance.

Key offensive players like Rafael Devers and Jarren Duran have been consistent contributors for the Red Sox. With the Padres' bullpen depth affected by injuries, the Red Sox have an opportunity to capitalize and secure a win at Fenway Park.

Pick: Boston Red Sox ML (-125)

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