Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSCh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago Cubs - Arrieta, J (4-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-6)
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Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta will attempt to win his fourth straight game on Monday night when he faces veteran Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox.
Last Tuesday, Jake Arrieta was able to win his fourth game of the year by beating the Cincinnati Reds at home. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and allowed just two runs on three hits while striking out nine batters and walking no one. Arrieta has been very good for the Cubs this season, going 4-1 through 10 starts and he has struck out 64 batters in 57 innings of work.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has four hits in his 13 at-bats against Arrieta with a home run and three RBI. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is 4-for-5 against him in his career with two home runs and three RBI.
Right-hander Jake Peavy had a rough outing against the Seattle Mariners last week and ended up suffering his sixth loss of the year. He pitched five innings in that start and allowed a season-high seven earned runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking two. He is now 1-6 through 16 starts and his walk rate is the worst that it has been since early in his career.
Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena will probably be in the lineup on Monday because he is 6-for-13 against Peavy in his career with two doubles and an RBI.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 38-35-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.1
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 30-46-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/27/14 LF Junior Lake Knee questionable
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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