Moneyline favors Red Sox in battle with Diamondbacks

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Aug 3, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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

The Red Sox will rely on Jake Peavy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Patrick Corbin will be his counterpart for the Diamondbacks. Jake Peavy is 8-4 this season, and Patrick Corbin is 12-2.

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Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Diamondbacks listed as underdogs of +-149 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Diamondbacks were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +176 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 7-6 final on Friday in support of Randall Delgado at Fenway Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Arizona
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Boston, Sunday, August 4