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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Fresh off playing a two-game set in London over the weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies road trip continues on Tuesday as they get ready to take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Philadelphia was just three outs away from taking both games against the Mets, but Jose Alvarado squandered a 9th inning lead, allowing three runs to New York en route to a demoralizing 6-5 defeat. 

Now, the Phillies will be looking to rebound against a Red Sox team that just split a four-game series against the lowly White Sox and could use a strong series at home against one of the best teams in baseball.

There are plenty of storylines heading into this interleague matchup, so let’s get into our odds, betting picks and predictions for Tuesday’s contest.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox betting picks and predictions

Phillies ML (-170)

Taking the mound for the Phillies in today’s matchup will be Zach Wheeler who is having another strong season, posting a 7-3 record with a 2.23 ERA. 

The Phillies ace has dominated the majority of his opponents, striking out 91 hitters over 80.2 innings pitched entering this game. In Wheeler’s most recent outing, he went seven innings against the Brewers, striking out six while giving up just one earned run. 

It goes without saying that the right-hander is a big part of the Phillies success this season, and that should continue here. 

On the other side, the Red Sox will be sending Kutter Crawford to the mound, who started the season strong, but has struggled in his last three outings against some of the top teams in baseball. Crawford has surrendered four earned runs against the Braves, five against Baltimore and six against the Brewers, raising his ERA from 2.17 to 3.51. 

While Crawford can be expected to bounce back and raise his level at home, facing this Phillies lineup isn’t going to be easy and it’s fair to suggest that his struggles could continue in this one. 

After all, Philadelphia is 3rd in the league in runs scored this season (332), to go along with top 5 marks in on-base percentage and slugging. Look for the Phillies to get the job done.  

Under 8.0 Total Runs (-110)

The Red Sox rotation has its fair share of issues, but Crawford has been better than his recent outings have indicated this season. 

While Crawford will likely struggle against the top bats in the Phillies lineup, he does a terrific job of limiting hard contact, as his average exit velocity ranks in the 76th percentile, while his hard-hit rate ranks in the 78th percentile. 

The 28-year old also walks less than eight percent of batters faced, another strength that should aid the right-hander in keeping the damage to a minimum. Crawford has tossed six innings in five of his last seven outings, so there’s precedent for him going deep into the game even if Boston is trailing.  

In that same vein, Boston’s lineup is strong at the top, but the Red Sox bats take a major dip in weighted on-base percentage (wOBA), which measures how often and effectively a player gets on base, after their top three hitters. 

As long as Wheeler is able to navigate around the likes of Rafael Devers (who comes into this game nursing a knee injury) and Jarren Duran, he should be on cruise control for most of this contest. These lineups have not been their best against right-handed pitching of late, so the Under is where we're looking in this one.  

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox odds

Philadelphia Phillies

-170 ML

Boston Red Sox

+145 ML

Run Line

Phillies -1.5

Total

O/U 8.0

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red player props

Player Home Run Odds

Kyle Schwarber

+270

Bryce Harper

+350

J.T. Realmuto

+425

Rafel Devers

+440

Nick Castellanos

+520

Tyler O’Neil

+520

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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