Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/28/2014
Thursday, May 29, 7:10 PM on SPSO, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Atlanta Braves - Minor, M (2-3) vs. Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-2)
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Thursday night, Mike Minor takes the mound for the Atlanta Braves as they square off against Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox. Minor makes his 6th start as Peavy makes his 11th.
Mike Minor’s record fell to 2 – 3 with an ERA of 3.90 after losing his last start. In that outing, Minor allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (including 2 homers) in 6.1 innings of work as he walked 3 and struck out 6. Last season, Minor went 13 - 9 with an ERA of 3.21 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Minor didn’t face the Red Sox and he has only opposed 5 Boston hitters in his career. Those 5 hitters are only batting .250 against Minor with 4 hits and an RBI in 16 at-bats.
Jake Peavy pitched to a no-decision in his last outing after surrendering 5 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 5. Peavy has struggled most of this season and will have a hard time posting numbers as good as last season when he went 12 - 5 with an ERA of 4.17 in 23 starts for the Chicago White Sox and the Red Sox.
In 2013, Peavy won his only start against the Braves after allowing 4 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings. Peavy will have to watch out for Atlanta’s Justin Upton as Upton is 6 of 9 with a homer and 5 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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