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Buchholz Looking to Build Off Strong August

The Boston Red Sox continue their three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, as they’ll look to build off of Monday’s series-opening win.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 3-1 SU in their last four games against the Padres.
  • The Red Sox are 5-1 SU in their last six games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Red Sox' last 20 games as road favorites.

Clay Buchholz and Paul Clemens will get the nod for the Sox and Padres, respectively. Buchholz (5-10, 5.20 ERA) is starting in place of knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is battling right shoulder inflammation. Buchholz gets the ball after posting a 2.86 ERA in nine August appearances.

Clemens (2-4, 4.93) has struggled with his command, issuing a total of 24 walks in 13 appearances (nine starts) over 45 2/3 innings this season.

Cashing consecutive underdog bets has been a tall order for the Friars of late. In San Diego's last 12 games after winning as an underdog, they're 1-11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the San Diego Padres as 176 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.3-0.9 win for the Red Sox on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Diego (57-80) will face the 76-61 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Boston injuries news.

The San Diego Padres sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the San Diego Padres No. 20-ranked scoring average of 4.25 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.49 runs per game. The Padres have averaged 7.88 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10.04 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Diego has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

E Jackson fanned 11 Boston batters in the team's last outing, leading the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • San Diego is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • San Diego is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at San Diego, Wednesday, September 7th