John Lackey out to silence Padres bats in MLB contest

San Diego PadresBoston Red Sox
July 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

San Diego Padres vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Red Sox take on the Padres at Fenway Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Boston sends John Lackey out against Robbie Erlin for the Padres in this game. Lackey is 5-5 with a 2.99 ERA on the season, while Erlin is 1-0 on the year and has a 2.77 ERA.

View San Diego vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting San Diego before the first pitch in this match found them as +-167-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 10 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 2 in the American League and the Padres at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the Padres have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 13-rated defense.

San Diego lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Marlins on July 1. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Padres were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Miami staff and losing 4-0 to the Marlins on Monday at Marlins Park.

Boston won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blue Jays on June 30. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Fenway Park behind starter Ryan Dempster.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Padres at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games when playing Boston
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 12 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games

Next up:
San Diego at Boston, Wednesday, July 3

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