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Red Sox Have Had Phillies' Number of Late

The Boston Red Sox have been looking up at the New York Yankees in the American League East standings all season long but have closed the game to two on the Bronx Bombers thanks to wins in 15 of their last 22 tilts. The BoSox, who visit the Philadelphia Phillies today, opened as heavy -240 road chalk with a total of 8.5 at sportsbooks.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of the Phillies' last 21 games against the American League.
  • The Red Sox are 5-0 SU in their last five games against right handed starting pitchers.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the Red Sox' last 10 games as a moneyline favorite of -237 or more.

Brian Johnson and Jeremy Hellickson will get the nod for the Sox and Phils, respectively. Johnson (2-0, 3.44 ERA) will make his fifth career start vs a National League team. The 26-year-old allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings of work in his last appearance against Detroit, receiving a no-decision in the process.

Hellickson (5-4, 4.50) fell to 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA in his past eight starts after surrendering three runs on 10 hits in six innings of Friday’s 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The hurler has been plagued by the long ball lately, giving up 14 homers in 13 starts on the year.

The Phillies have been ice-cold for their bettors of late, dropping each of their last eight games. The Red Sox are also 7-0 SU in their previous seven vs the Phils.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -218 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 8.1-4.0 victory for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 21-43 record to the battle against the 37-28 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Boston injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.27 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.23 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the list.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.45 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 4.44 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Brian Johnson throwing 3.1 innings of 1-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Friday, June 16th
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Friday, June 16th