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Baseball Matchup - Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Odds Preview

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June 22, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the Atlanta Braves visit in inter-league play at Fenway Park.

Jair Jurrjens gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 0-2 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jon Lester, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

View Atlanta vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Braves taking on the American League's No. 7-rated Red Sox in this contest.

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 5.2 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.

The Braves were a 10-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 10-5 victory over New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Tommy Hanson.

Boston was a 6-5 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -133 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Carlos Zambrano and the Marlins 6-5 on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Boston, Saturday, June 23