Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox 7/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/30/2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSCh, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (5-8) vs. Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (3-4)
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Right-hander Edwin Jackson will be looking to pick up his sixth win of the year for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night when he faces Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox.
Edwin Jackson lost for the eighth time this season last week against the Cincinnati Reds after giving up four earned runs in 5.1 innings. He allowed six hits in that outing and walked four while striking out two. Jackson is now 5-8 and has struck out 85 batters in 89.2 innings, but he has also given up 97 hits.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has nine hits in his 20 at-bats versus Jackson with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. Mike Napoli has just one hit against him in nine at-bats and he has been struck out four times.
In his last start, Clay Buchholz was able to defeat the Seattle Mariners on the road to pick up his third win of the year. He went 7.1 innings in that game and allowed four runs on seven hits while walking no one and striking out two. Buchholz has given up 82 hits in 57.1 innings this season and currently has a very high 6.75 ERA.
Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney has two hits in his six plate appearances against Buchholz with two doubles and no strikeouts. Luis Valbuena is only 1-for-5 against him, but that one hit was a home run.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 40-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 31-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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