Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves – MLB, September 25, 2020
The Boston Red Sox will wrap up their disappointing 2020 campaign at Truist Park in Atlanta, opening a three-game series against the Braves on Friday, September 25.
The Sawx were 22-34 on Thursday and already eliminated from the playoffs. On the other side, the Braves were 34-22. They retained the NL West crown, and the Braves will probably earn the second seed in the National League (they were 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs on Thursday, while the Dodgers are No. 1 seed).
Even with a small stake, the opening contest at Truist Park offers plenty of interesting markets to choose from, so I bring you the best Red Sox vs. Braves betting pick along with the latest odds update.
Red Sox vs. Braves Odds
|Red Sox +1.5||-140|
|Red Sox to Win||+150|
|Braves to Win||-160|
The Braves need one more win to secure the No. 2 seed, and with the Red Sox coming in a relaxed manner, the bookies didn’t have any dilemma who’s going to be listed as a firm fave.
These two interleague foes played a three-game series at Fenway Park in Boston almost four weeks ago, and the Braves swept the Sawx.
Red Sox vs. Braves Preview
The Red Sox entered their Thursday night’s home game against the Orioles on a three-game win streak. Excluding that slash, the Sawx have won six of their previous nine contests overall and three of their previous four outings on the road.
They are scoring 4.77 runs per game (12th in the majors) while batting .266 (4th) and slugging .447 (8th), so you can notice that Boston’s bats have been doing a good job all season long.
However, the Red Sox are surrendering 5.84 runs per game which are the most in baseball. They will start Chris Mazza on Friday, and the righty is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in five starts and three relief appearances this season.
Kyle Wright will take the mound for the Braves, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in seven starts this term. The righty will search for his third straight win after beating the Nationals and Mets in his previous two starts.
Last time out, Wright has allowed only one hit in 6.1 innings of work against the Mets.
The Braves are the most efficient team in baseball, averaging a whopping 5.98 runs per game. Their batting average of .272 and slugging percentage of .493 are the best in the MLB, too.
Red Sox vs. Braves Pick
Kyle Wright has improved a lot over his previous two starts, but he’ll have a tough time against the Red Sox. Boston has been swinging a hot bat lately, and the Red Sox will be fired up in this one despite the fact they are already out of the playoffs.
Hereof, I’m taking the over on the totals, expecting to see a firecracker at Truist Field on Friday. The Red Sox’ pitching staff will struggle against the best offense in the majors, while the Braves could save some of their arms for the postseason.
The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight encounters between the Red Sox and Braves.