San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Giants vs Boston Red Sox Prediction 5/2/2024

The San Francisco Giants (14-17) travel to face off against the Boston Red Sox (18-13) on Thursday, May 2nd. This game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Red Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Sox. First pitch is set for 1:35 ET.

Giants vs Red Sox

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Thanks to a two-run 3rd inning for the Red Sox’ offense, they cruised to a 6-2 win over the Giants in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Red Sox were favored at -160 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Erik Miller for the Giants, and he went just one inning while giving up two runs and took the loss. Kutter Crawford put together a good outing for the Red Sox, getting the win after going seven innings and giving up two earned runs.

Boston got a huge performance from Connor Wong, as he went 3/4 with a home run and three RBIs. Both Rafael Devers and Hunter Renfroe each drove in two runs for the Red Sox’ offense.

San Francisco is on the road today vs. the Red Sox, and they are looking to get back to .500, as they are currently 14-17 this season. The Giants have dropped two straight games, and they trail the Dodgers by five games in the NL West. So far, they are 6-8 in divisional games.

At home, the Giants have gone 9-7 this year, but they are just 5-10 on the road. As the favorite, San Francisco is 10-9 and 4-8 as the underdog. The Giants’ two-game road losing streak comes after winning two straight series on the road. Their overall series record is 4-3-2, and they have won two straight series.

The Giants have been a poor bet against the run line this season, going 13-18 overall. They are 7-8 against the run line on the road and have failed to cover in their last two road games. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 7-5 against the run line in those games. Their average run margin is -0.8 runs per game, and they have been outscored by an average of 1.0 runs per game on the road.

The Giants have been trending towards the under, with their last five games falling below the over/under line. Their combined run average for the season is 8.4, and their over/under record is 14-16. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 9.5 runs, which is higher than their average line of 8 runs per game. So far this season, none of their games have had an over/under line set at 9.5 runs.

Kyle Harrison Gets The Start For The Giants

Left-hander Kyle Harrison gets the start for the Giants today as he faces the Red Sox on the road. Through six starts, Harrison has a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 4.09. Looking at his overall numbers, Harrison has a WHIP of 1.24 and opponents are batting .265 this season. In his six starts, he has turned in four quality starts. Harrison’s last outing came on April 26th, where he didn’t allow a run in six innings of work. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight starts.

Giants Offense Breakdown

San Francisco’s offense has been struggling of late, averaging just 3.8 runs per game for the season, which is 21st in the league. At home, they have been even worse, averaging just 3.4 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .239, and their team on-base percentage is just .305. The Giants do have the 12th most home runs in the league but are just 18th in slugging percentage.

Michael Conforto and Jorge Soler are tied for the team lead in home runs, with five apiece. Conforto’s 16 RBIs are the best mark on the team, and he is also batting .259. Soler has had a rough stretch of late, going just 2/21 in his last six games. Matt Chapman is also batting just .223 for the season and has gone 5/24 in his last six games.

Boston is hosting the Giants today and will be looking for their 5th straight win, and they are 18-13 overall this year. The Red Sox are 3rd in the AL East, 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the division lead. So far, they have yet to win a game vs. another AL East team.

The Red Sox have been good on the road this year, going 11-5 compared to 7-8 at home. As the home underdog, the Red Sox have gone 3-4 this year, and they are 9-4 as the favorite. Boston’s overall series record is 5-3-1, and they are currently in a series with the Giants.

The Red Sox have been a solid run line bet this season, going 18-13 overall. They are 12-4 on the run line on the road, where they have been outscoring opponents by an average of 2.7 runs per game. Boston has been an underdog in 18 of its games, going 13-5 on the run line in those contests.

Despite the Red Sox’s over/under record of 13-15, the over/under line for today’s game against the Giants is set at 9.5 runs. The Red Sox have had just two games this season with an over/under line higher than 9.5 runs, and both of those games went under the total. The Red Sox have gone under in their last two games and have an average combined run total of 8.3 runs per game this season.

Josh Winckowski Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Through two starts, Josh Winckowski has a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 3.50 for the Red Sox. He has made a total of nine appearances this season. Winckowski’s WHIP for the season is 1.67, and opponents are batting .297 off the right-hander this year. In his last outing, he faced the Cubs and went three innings, giving up no earned runs on one hit. He finished with a no-decision in the outing. Winckowski has finished with a no-decision in each of his last three outings.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Red Sox offense is averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.1 runs per contest. As a team, Boston is batting .251, which is 6th in the league, and they are also near the top of the league in home runs. Overall, the Red Sox have the 4th best slugging percentage in the league.

Tyler O’Neill has been one of the top power hitters in the league so far, as his nine home runs are the 2nd most in the league. He is also batting .304 for the season. O’Neill has also gone 7/22 in his last five games with two homers. First baseman Triston Casas has six homers and is batting .244 for the season.

Giants vs Red Sox Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Giants vs. Red Sox matchup is to take the Red Sox on the money line at -113. We have the Red Sox coming out on top by a score of 6-5, which means you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 9.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Kyle Harrison finishing with five strikeouts and Josh Winckowski with four. However, we have Winckowski going longer in the game, as our projections have him going six innings compared to Harrison at five and two-thirds.

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