Phillies @ Red Sox: Predictions, picks and bets

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August 18, 2020 8:28 PM

The Phillies will look to keep their red-hot form rolling when they meet the Red Sox in the opener of a two-game series.

Philadelphia are currently on a three-game winning streak, whereas Boston is desperate to turn things around, having lost eight straight.

Check out our predictions and plays below.

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Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Red Sox (+125*)
💪 Run line: Red Sox +1.5 (-136*)
👇 Total runs: Under 11 (-110*)

Best Bet: Red Sox (+125*) has a 55% probability

As mentioned, the Red Sox need a win badly. They've lost two straight four-game series, firstly to the Rays and then to the Yankees. They'll need to perform well to get over the Phillies, but they are more than capable of finally scoring a win. Our model has projected them as a 55% chance to win.

 

Run Line: Red Sox +1.5 (-136*) has a 66% probability

It's no surprise our model is taking the Red Sox at the Run Line considering we're betting them at the Moneyline as well. According to our predictions, Boston is a 66 percent chance of covering in this one. Great bet.

Total runs: Under 11 (-110*) has a 54% probability

Both teams' last two games went under 11 runs, and we're expecting that trend to continue. The under is at -110 at the moment and it looks the smart pick due to the 54 percent likelihood of there being under 11 runs.

Dimers' take-out

This should be an interesting game, with the Red Sox desperate to get a win. The Phillies are in great form and will be tough to stop but the Red Sox, as underdogs, look the team to bet.

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*Odds and percentages correct at time of publishing.