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MLB Game Preview - Braves underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

Atlanta BravesBoston Red Sox
June 24, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Braves of Atlanta swing away against the Red Sox of Boston.

Mike Minor gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 3-5 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Aaron Cook, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

View Atlanta vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 10.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Red Sox) and the No. 2 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Braves average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 12-ranked defense.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were an 8-4 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -142 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 8-4 on Saturday behind a start from Franklin Morales at Fenway Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Boston is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Arizona, Tuesday, June 26
Boston home to Toronto, Monday, June 25

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