The Bo Sox are emerging as one of this year’s MLB sports betting favorites. Proof of this can be found in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves matchup. Despite the fact that they’re playing on the road, and despite the fact that they’re facing the best team in the NL East, the legal sports betting odds are still pegging Boston as the favorite. So should bettors take the Red Sox this evening? Let’s take a sportsbook betting look to find out.
Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves – Tuesday, September 4th
Series: Game 2 || Boston Leads 1-0
When: 7:35 pm ET
Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Sports Betting Odds:
|Red Sox||-1½ (+115)||9 (+105)||-131|
|Braves||+1½ (-135)||9 (-125)||+121|
FINAL: #RedSox 8, Braves 2. pic.twitter.com/i0wRMBreYf
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 3, 2018
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox step into this Tuesday night matchup sporting a 95-44 record that ranks them as the best team in the AL East. Presently, Boston owns an 8 ½ game lead over the second-seeded New York Yankees. All in all Boston has used the second half of the season to create some significant separation between them and the Yanks. And despite the fact that Boston is 2-2 in their last 4, New York hasn’t been gaining in the ground. Coming off a dominant 8-2 win over the Braves, Boston is more than confident that they can go 2 for 2. To get the job done this Tuesday night, the Red Sox will be turning to Rick Porcello. Porcello is 15-7 this season and boasts a 4.27 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Mookie Betts (29 HR, 71 RBI, .338 BA), JD Martinez (39 HR, 115 RBI, .336 BA), and Andrew Benintendi (16 HR, 77 RBI, .289 BA).
The Braves charge into this inter-conference pairing sporting a 76-61 record that manages to peg them as the best team in the NL East. Right now the Braves have a 4-game lead over the second-seeded Philadelphia Phillies. But since Atlanta is 2-4 in their last 6 matchups, they could use a turnaround to maintain the status quo. However, considering that the Braves are 3-8 straight up in their last 11 games at home, and it’s looking like Atlanta will have to wait a little while longer to bring in that turnaround. Sean Newcomb gets the start this Tuesday night on behalf of the organization. Newcomb is 11-7 this year and has a 3.85 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP to his name.
Players to Watch: Freddie Freeman (20 HR, 82 RBI, .306 BA), Nick Markakis (14 HR, 83 RBI, .303 BA), and Ozzie Albies (22 HR, 64 RBI, .275 BA).
Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing Atlanta
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
- Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta’s last 16 games
- Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
- Atlanta is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves matchup? Considering how poor Atlanta has been at home as of late, it’s pretty clear that Boston is the only way to go here. They’re the slight favorite this evening but the money line odds are still quite favorable. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 7-5 Boston.