Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Red Sox will play the first game of the three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, on Friday, May 21, 2021, at 7:05 PM (EDT). The Red Sox are still in the first position in the AL East following a difficult series with their divisional rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, in which the Red Sox continued to rely heavily on their offense to take them to victories. The Boston Red Sox are now 26-18 on the season, having won four of their last six matches they played.

The Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on the road Wednesday night. The Red Sox produced a five-run first inning, highlighted by back-to-back runs by JD Martinez and Alex Verdugo. The Red Sox relied on their offensive all season, ranking fifth in scoring offense with 5.09 runs per game on 8.95 hits per game, which is second-best in the league. With a .346 batting average, Xander Bogaerts leads the team’s offense, while JD Martinez leads the team with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs.

  • The Boston Red Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches.

  • The Boston Red Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches against Philadelphia.

  • The Boston Red Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches in the National League.

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Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/21/2020

The Phillies are treading the waters recently, earning 4-6 in their last ten games, but they are still in contention in the NL East, sitting only a game behind the Mets in the crowded rankings atop the division. Heading into this game, the Philadelphia Phillies are 22-21 on the season with a 14-7 home record. The Phillies were defeated 3- 1 by the Miami Marlins in their most recent game, with Andrew McCutchen’s sixth-inning home run providing the game’s lone run.

The Phillies’ biggest problems this season are their defense and pitching, as they allowed 4.26 runs per game on 8.28 hits. Aaron Nola (3-3, 3.64 ERA) will start for the Phillies on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. In 54.1 innings of work, Nola gave up 22 earned runs on 50 hits while striking out 61 batters.

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 10 matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 13 matches against Boston.

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 11 matches this season.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies. The Boston Red Sox is playing considerably better than the Philadelphia Phillies, and it will be evident from the first pitch of this game. Regardless of the records, Boston will have the superior pitcher on the mound, backed up by a superior offense. The Red Sox are expected to keep this game tight by relying on their offense. Aaron Nola is due for a solid game, and this could be a victory, but the Red Sox will not allow it to get out of control thanks to their lineup’s power and depth. The Philadelphia Phillies will win but the Red Sox will cover 6-5.

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Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)

Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, USA

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

TV: NESN

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -160

MLB Totals: 8

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