Boston vs San Francisco MLB Free Picks
The San Francisco Giants meet the Boston Red Sox in an interleague matchup of division contenders on Wednesday night. The Giants (35-24) sit atop the National League West but just dropped two of three in St. Louis, losing 6-3 on Sunday. The Red Sox (33-24) are ½ game out of first in the American League East after losing, 5-4, to the Blue Jays on Sunday. Find the updated MLB betting run lines here.
Boston Red Sox vs San Francisco Giants MLB Free Picks
When: Wednesday, June 8, 10:15pm Eastern time
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
TV: CSBA, NESN
Radio: KNBR 680 AM San Francisco
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: David Price (7-2, 4.88 ERA) (BOS) vs Madison Bumgarner (7-2, 1.91 ERA) (SF)
Why should you bet on Boston?
David Price’s ERA is still pretty ugly, but five starts ago it sat at an even more stratospheric 6.75. His last five starts have all been quality. None of the Giants have faced Price more than seven times at the plate, which is not a surprise given that this is an interleague series and Price has always pitched in the American League. The Red Sox lead the major leagues, pounding out 5.97 runs per game in the first quarter of the season and look to bring that show to the Bay Area.
Why should you put your money on the Giants?
Opposite David Price, the Giants have a 7-2 starter of their own in Madison Bumgarner. Since this is a National League park, Bumgarner will be batting, and he hits home runs as frequently (per at-bat) as Mike Trout does over his last 110 at-bats — and there’s even a movement to let Bumgarner participate in the Home Run Derby at this year’s All-Star Game. That’s a real weapon to have at the bottom of the batting order. Even when he’s not raking, Bumgarner has the Giants 9-3 this year when he starts. Only three Red Sox starters have ever faced Bumgarner before.
Expert Pick and Final Prediction
Given his penchant for taking left-handed aces deep (yes, Clayton Kershaw, I’m talking about you), I’m going to call a home run for Bumgarner against David Price in this game. This will happen on the way to a 5-1 victory for the Giants.