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How Will Fenway Faithful Welcome Price?

David Price will be making his first start at Fenway Park since returning to the rotation following a spring training elbow injury. It will also be the first time Price starts since going on a tirade against the Boston media saying he will not grant them interviews on days he is pitching. Price, who had a 4.11 ERA at Fenway last season, better get off to a good start against the Philadelphia Phillies or the temperamental Fenway faithful may lose patience with the lefty.

Shark Bites
  • The Phillies are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Red Sox.
  • The Phillies are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games as road underdogs.
  • Mitch Moreland is 11-for-27 with 7 RBIs during his current 7-game hitting streak.

Price struggled in his most recent outing, surrendering eight hits, six runs and two home runs in just 5.0 innings of work. As long as Price can produce a solid outing, the Boston Red Sox will be happy with the bullpen posting a 3.02 ERA, the fourth-best in the MLB.

The slumping Phillies will send rookie Ben Lively to the bump to counter Price. The righty has been a solid presence in the Phillies’ rotation with Lively pitching 7.0 innings in each of his first two starts while allowing just four runs. Getting after Lively early will be key for the BoSox, as the youngster has given up a .333 batting averaging in the first through third compared to .211 between the fourth and sixth.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Philadelphia Phillies before the first pitch in this match found them as 219 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 10 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.4-4.4 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.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

35-28 Boston battles the Phillies, currently with a 21-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 29 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.79 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.98 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.24 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Boston on Monday; it was a 6-5 final at Fenway Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Boston, Wednesday, June 14th