Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free MLB Picks

May 20, 2012


The Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.
Righthander Josh Beckett will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Beckett is 3-4 this season with a 4.97 ERA.
It’ll be Cliff Lee toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Lefthander Lee is 0-1 with a 1.95 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
Boston won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Phillies on May 19. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team records:
Boston: 19-21 SU
Philadelphia: 21-20 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Baltimore, Monday, May 21
Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, May 21

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