Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox 07/09/2021 – Climbing back to the second spot in the NL East, the Phillies will take on one of the best teams in the majors as they open a three-game series against Boston Red Sox. Philadelphia will take the road in this game to square off from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. After defeating the Cubs in their last series, the Phillies are now ahead of the Nationals and the Braves. Boston Red Sox remains at the top of the AL East Division despite dropping their last series against the Angels. The top online sportsbook predictions are back in favor of Boston to win their first game.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox 07/09/2021
|When:||Friday, July 9, 7:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts|
With a 42-43 record on the season, the Philadelphia Phillies are now three-plus games behind the Mets at the top. Philadelphia is battling alongside the Nationals and the Braves in the NL East. Last night, the Phillies went deep from the plate and smashed eight runs to victory. From the pitching end, they restricted the Cubs to nothing. Bryce Harper continues to lead with a batting clip of .281. Vince Velasquez will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 3-3 record on the season with an ERA of 4.50.
Players to watch: R. Hoskins 1B (GP 84, AB 317, R 45, H 74, 2B 20, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 53, TB 154, BB 32, SO 90, SB 2, AVG 0.233, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.486, OPS 0.796, WAR 0.9), A. Bohm 3B (GP 82, AB 291, R 36, H 70, 2B 12, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 37, TB 97, BB 22, SO 82, SB 4, AVG 0.241, OBP 0.292, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.626, WAR -1.5).
Boston Red Sox
The team has dominated the AL East Division with a 54-34 record on the season. Boston is three-plus games ahead of the Bay Rays and they look forward to breaking their two-game losing streak. Last night, the Red Sox smashed four runs and gave up five to the Angels. Boston will turn in Garrett Richards to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 4-5 record on the season with an ERA of 4.88, 69 Ks, and 42 BBs. Xander Bogaerts continues to take the lead for the Red Sox.
Players to watch: R. Devers 3B (GP 84, AB 318, R 58, H 91, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 21, RBI 71, TB 181, BB 29, SO 84, SB 3, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.569, OPS 0.921, WAR 3.3), J.D. Martinez LF (GP 81, AB 314, R 59, H 94, 2B 21, 3B 3, HR 17, RBI 58, TB 172, BB 34, SO 80, SB 0, AVG 0.299, OBP 0.365, SLG 0
Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 16 games against Philadelphia.
Boston is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
The Phillies have improved but they took out a weak Chicago squad. The Red Sox have rebounded well this entire season and the sports gambling odds favor Boston to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Phillies 3.