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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter John Lackey in this one. Righthander Lackey is 3-4 this season with a 2.72 ERA.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Kyle Kendrick. The righthander has a 3.29 ERA to go along with a 4-3 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +123 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 32-21 SU
Philadelphia: 25-27 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Boston, Thursday, May 30