Arizona Diamondbacks at Boston Red Sox Preview 6/23/08

MLB Betting Preview
Arizona Diamondbacks (39-37) at Boston Red Sox (47-31)
Monday, 7:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Red Sox  - 160 ,  Total  8.5 Under -115

 

Two first place teams open a three-game set in Boston on Monday as the Red Sox host the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Arizona comes into the series having lost three straight to the Twins and has scored just eight runs in their last four games overall.  They are 11-21 in their last 32 games. “We’re definitely in a bad streak right now,” pitcher Brandon Webb said, “It’s got to turn around sometime and I would think it’s got to be soon because it’s been a rough six weeks or so for us.”
SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Red Sox at Home.

 

Things may not get much better for Arizona in this series considering the Red Sox are 29-9 at home.  Boston sends Josh Beckett to the mound on Monday.  He is 7-4 with a 3.87 ERA this season and he is 4-0 at home this season.  He is 1-3 with a 5.65 ERA against Arizona in his career although he pitched well against them last year allowing two earned runs in eight innings.

 

The Diamondbacks go with Dan Haren on Monday.  He is 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA this season.  He allowed one run and four hits in seven innings in a win over Oakland last Wednesday. He is 1-3 with a 3.26 ERA in five career starts against Boston.  Arizona is 4-2 all-time against the Red Sox.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Monday’s game.  The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East. The Diamondbacks are 13-29 in their last 42 Interleague games as an underdog. The Diamondbacks are 3-9 in their last 12 games as a road underdog. The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in Haren’s last 4 starts.

SBG Global Current Line: Red Sox  - 170 ,  Total  8 Flat

 

The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. the National League West. The Red Sox are 41-11 in their last 52 Interleague home games. The Red Sox are 44-12 in their last 56 games as a home favorite. The Red Sox are 15-7 in their last 22 overall. The Red Sox are 7-1 in Beckett’s last 8 starts as a home favorite.

 

The Over is 8-0-1 in the Diamondbacks last 9 vs. the American League East.

The Over is 5-1 in the Diamondbacks last 6 games as a road underdog. The Over is 5-2 in the Diamondbacks last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Under is 7-3 in Haren’s last 10 starts overall.

 

The Over is 4-1-1 in the Red Sox last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-2 in the Red Sox last 7 vs. the National League West. The Over is 5-2 in Beckett’s last 7 starts as a home favorite.