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Baseball Matchup - Boston Red Sox Miami Marlins Odds Preview

Miami MarlinsBoston Red Sox
June 20, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Miami travels to Boston for inter-league play on Wednesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Red Sox.

Ricky Nolasco gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Marlins on this day; he's 6-5 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Felix Doubront, who will be looking to improve on his 7-3 mark.

View Miami vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Red Sox) and the No. 13 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Miami lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Red Sox on June 19. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 7-5 on Tuesday behind a start from Clay Buchholz at Fenway Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

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

A few Marlins at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 25 games on the road
Miami is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Boston
Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games

Next up:
Miami at Boston, Thursday, June 21