Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/27/2014
Wednesday, May 28, 7:10 PM on SPSO, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Atlanta Braves - Floyd, G (0-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lackey, J (5-3)
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Wednesday night, Gavin Floyd will take the hill for the Atlanta Braves as they square off against John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox. Floyd will be making his 5th start as Lackey makes his 11th.
Gavin Floyd pitched to his 2nd straight no decision in his last start and he has yet to get a win as his record stands at 0 – 1 with an ERA of 2.49. In that last outing, Floyd gave up 2 runs on 7 hits (including a homer) in 6.2 innings as he struck out 7 without issuing a walk. Floyd still looks good considering the fact that he is coming back off of Tommy John surgery. In 2013, Floyd made just 5 starts for the Chicago White Sox and compiled a record of 0 - 4 with a 5.18 ERA.
Last season, Floyd didn’t get to face the Red Sox and he only has experience against 7 of Boston’s hitters. David Ortiz could be an issue for Floyd as Ortiz is batting .320 with 3 homers and 3 RBIs.
John Lackey pitched to a no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 5 – 3 with a 4.01 ERA. Lackey was solid in his last outing as he pitched 7 scoreless innings and surrendered only 5 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Lackey is pitching a lot better than last season when he went 10 – 13 with a 3.52 ERA in 29 starts.
In 2013, Lackey didn’t pitch against the Braves and he has only faced 5 of their hitters in his career. B.J. Upton has the best results with a .207 average and 2 homers and 5 RBIs.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 19-29-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 21-27-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Boston Red Sox
05/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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