The Boston Red Sox game today will be on the road against the San Diego Padres, as they will begin a three-game set. These are two baseball teams with a ton of talent that have both underachieved so far throughout the course of the 2023 MLB regular season.
In the MLB Standings at this current point in time, Boston is currently 24-20 so far this season in the American League East Standings and are in last place in the toughest division in all of baseball. As for San Diego, they are currently 20-24 and are in fourth place in the National League West. This was a baseball team that was predicted to win the 2023 World Series and have to make up ground in a hurry. The MLB schedule will not get any easier for either team after this series is over.
The Red Sox vs Padres odds for this series should lean towards Boston more as the favorite rather than San Diego.
Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Information
Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres
Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Date & Time: Friday, May 19, 9:40 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Local Networks
Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Odds
Run Line: The Red Sox vs Padres odds on the run line have San Diego favored at -1.5 with +138 odds to cover the spread over Boston at +1.5 with -158 odds to cover the spread as well.
Moneyline: For the moneyline, the Padres have -138 odds to win outright and the Red Sox have +128 odds to win outright.
Over/under: As for the over/under runs total, it set at eight runs with the over set for -115 odds and the under set at -105 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Betting Preview
Boston’s record against the spread so far this season is 24-20-0 and San Diego’s record against the spread so far this season is 21-23-0. These MLB teams are looking to improve their betting records, but are also looking to win the game as well.
On the San Diego Padres schedule, they previously played the Kansas City Royals on May 17th and lost by a final score of 4-3. Their best player is outfielder Juan Soto. He has a .252 batting average with seven home runs and 20 RBIs, along with three stolen bases.
Players to watch
Rafael Devers has played in 40 games so far this season for the Red Sox. He has a .259 batting average with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs. Devers MLB players stats is one of the best in the league at the third base position.
Triston Casas has played in 38 MLB games so far this season. He has a .188 batting average with six home runs and 15 RBIs. Casas has hitten at least one home run in his last three games played.
Masataka Yoshida has played in 36 MLB games this season. He has a .300 batting average with six home runs and 28 RBIs, along with two stolen bases. Yoshida has four RBIs in his last two games played.
Injury Report Update
On the MLB injury report, Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is dealing with a groin injury. As for San Diego, starting pitcher Seth Lugo is dealing with a calf injury.
James Paxton (Red Sox)
(0-0 record, 3.60 ERA, 9K) for the Boston Red Sox
Blake Snell (Padres)
(1-5 record, 4.61 ERA, 43 K) for the San Diego Padres
Boston Red Sox vs San Diego Padres Picks and Predictions
- Over/Under: For the Red Sox vs Padres odds on the over/under, lean towards the over rather than the under at eight runs with -115 odds because the Boston Red Sox love to tear the cover off the baseball and Blake Snell has a 4.61 ERA.
- Moneyline: For MLB picks, take Boston’s money line at +128 odds over San Diego’s.
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