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Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Philadelphia Phillies will be batting balls against the Boston Red Sox at the Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:35 PM ET. Philadelphia comes into this match-up after winning their Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox with a score of 13-6. Meanwhile, Boston will try to get back from that defeat versus Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies, with a 9-9 standing and a .500 team percentage, are in 3rd place behind the Marlins in the NL East Division. The Phillies are in 8th place behind the Padres in the National League. The Boston Red Sox are in 15th place behind the Mariners in the American League, with a 6-18 standing and a .250 team percentage. The Red Sox are in 5th place behind the Blue Jays in the AL East Division.

Philadelphia defeated the Red Sox in the sixth inning with 7 runs and 16-hit attack. Outfielder Jay Bruce has driven out four runs and a homer in that winning effort. The 34-year old pitcher Jake Arrieta (1-2 with a 4.02 ERA) will take the pitcher’s plate in this match-up against Boston. Right-handed Arrieta posted a four-run record in pitching over four innings during his last start for the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 8/19/2020

Boston’s Third Baseman Rafael Devers contributed three hits and scored twice in that defeat against Philadelphia. The Red Sox will be sending 27-year old Kyle Hart (0-1 with a 22.50 ERA) to the mound to pitch in this match-up versus the Phillies. The left-handed Hart will be playing his debut start in his career against Philadelphia.

The Phillies will be missing 8 key players in today’s match-up. Starting Pitcher Spencer Howard (finger), Relief Pitchers David Robertson (elbow), Ranger Suarez (illness), and Seranthony Dominguez (elbow) will not be pitching today. Third Baseman Jean Segura (hamstring), Left Fielder Jay Bruce (quadriceps), Center Fielders Roman Quinn (undisclosed) and Adam Haseley (wrist) will not be on the field today. The Red Sox recorded 6 key players who will not play today. Starting Pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) and Chris Sale (elbow), Relief Pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez (no injury related injury), Catcher Christian Vasquez (heel), Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee), and Left Fielder Andrew Benintendi (ribs) will be sitting on the bench today.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox. The MLB Pick for this outing is Philadelphia -145. The Phillies are 4-1 SU in their last 5 contests, and 2-7 SU in their last 9 outings on the road. The totals went UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 match-ups when playing on the road against Boston. The Red Sox are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games, and 0-5 SU in their last 5 contests at home. The totals went UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 match-ups when playing at home against the Phillies. The prediction, pick the Phillies -145 to a score of 9-3.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020


MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -145

MLB Totals: 11

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