Zack Greinke will be making his second start since returning from the DL when he takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon. Greinke has been near perfect in his day starts this season, as the righty has a 0.78 ERA and a 21/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in three early starts.
- David Ortiz is .154 with five strikeouts in his career vs Zack Greinke.
- The OVER is 9-3 in the Diamondbacks’ past 12 games.
- The Red Sox are 7-15 against the runline in their past 22 games.
The Boston Red Sox are still undefeated this season when Rick Porcello takes the bump at Fenway. Porcello has posted a stellar 3.12 ERA at home this season while lasting at least six innings in all but two of his 12 starts.
The Red Sox have plenty of history on their side, as they are 9-1 in their past 10 games against the D-backs. That includes the Sox outscoring the D-backs 15-7 through the first two games of this series.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Boston Red Sox in this matchup found them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-2.8 win for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 63-52 heading into this matchup, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at 48-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Arizona injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 21-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 30-rated Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup.
The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.43 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 29 at 5.43 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 9.93 hits per game so far, more than Arizona Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (9.15 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 6-3 on Saturday behind a start from C Buchholz at Fenway Park.
- Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
- Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
- Boston is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston’s last 17 games
- Boston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Arizona home to New York, Monday, August 15th
Boston at Cleveland, Monday, August 15th