The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red Sox are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our August 2nd baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Friday.
Free MLB Picks: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, August 2nd, 7:10 ET
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Diamondbacks vs. Red Sox Live TV: MLB Network
Arizona Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado) +181
Boston Red Sox (Jon Lester) -188
The Diamondbacks are sliding in the wrong direction, and they basically admitted as much when they traded off RHP Ian Kennedy for basically a middling relief pitcher. Arizona has dropped four out of five games, and there hasn’t been much in the way of offensive effort in the interim. LHP Jon Lester is running hot right now, as he is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA in his last three starts. That being said though, RHP Randall Delgado has been one of the best pitchers of late. Delgado is only 3-3 on the season, and he has led the team to a 5-3 mark in his first eight starts of the year, but he has guided the team to wins in three straight starts, something that has been difficult to do for a team that just hasn’t been playing all that well. In the end though, we have to think that the value is there on the side of the Diamondbacks. Knowing that they only have to win this game 40% of the time to make us incredibly profitable is great, and we just don’t trust that Boston’s sometimes shaky pitching staff is deserving of being a -188 favorite against a team that is still in the thick of the fight for a spot in the postseason.
Diamondbacks @ Red Sox Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +181
Diamondbacks @ Red Sox Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 4 – Red Sox 3