There is an awful lot of money spent on players in professional baseball, and that tends to mean that teams eventually need to scale back and go through the rebuilding process. This is, after all, still a business for the owners, and most don’t want to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in salaries every single year. One team that is deep in the rebuilding phase right now are the Atlanta Braves, and their early results are about what you would expect from a tam going that route. The Braves have been stockpiling young talent for a couple of years, and they hope to have a solid team in place when they move into their new stadium next season. It looks like this is going to be a long year for Atlanta fans, and the Red Sox seem intent on rubbing some salt in the wounds during the course of this 4-game series. You can wager on this series by visiting the MLB betting lines page at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet The Braves vs Red Sox MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Thursday, April 28 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Starting Pitchers: Braves: Jhoulys Chacin (1-0) Vs Red Sox: Clay Buchholz (0-2)
TV: FSSO, NESN, MLBN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Atlanta Braves
We all expected the Braves (4-16) to be bad, but I’m pretty sure no-one thought they were going to be this bad. This is a team made up of raw young guys and veteran talent who are basically just in town to plug some holes. The Braves started the season by losing their first 9 games, which they then followed up with a 4-game win streak. That joy was short lived, though, as they are now mired in another 7-game losing slump. The Red Sox took the first two games of this series in Atlanta, and will be looking to finish the job back at Fenway. The Braves are going to have to find a way to generate offense if they want to start winning. They are getting a ton of hits, but they all tend to be singles, which means a lot of stranded runners. Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 3.18 ERA) will start for the Braves.
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox (11-9) have finished the last two seasons at the bottom of the AL East, and the natives are beginning to get a little restless. There is an expectation that Boston are going to be back on top this year, and they are battling to do, as they sit just a half game back of the Orioles on top. If the Red Sox want to get back to winning ways, they need to take advantage of these types of series against lesser opponents. They have certainly started this one well enough, taking the first 2 games against the Braves. If they can complete the sweep when the series switches to Fenway, they may just find themselves atop the AL East over the weekend. Clay Buchholz (0-2, 6.33 ERA) will get the start for the Red Sox.
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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Chacin has been the Braves best bet on the mound this season, but without any kind of run support, he is not going to see the wins that he wants. I think the Red Sox will edge this one out.
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