The Red Sox (55-47, 25-24 away) travel to take on the Giants (56-47, 28-22 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Kutter Crawford is getting the start for the Red Sox while Logan Webb is starting for the Giants. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants showdown at Oracle Park.
BOSTON RED SOX VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Red Sox +125
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 10:15 ET on Friday, July 28th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON RED SOX:
- In their last ten games, the Red Sox have a record of 6-4.
- As the road underdog, the Red Sox’s win streak currently stands at four games.
- In Kutter Crawford’s five most recent starts, the Red Sox are 2-1.
BOSTON RED SOX LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
The Red Sox enter today’s game with an overall record of 55-47 which includes going 40-32 against teams with above .500 records. As of today, they are 4th in the AL East. Across their 33 series, Boston is 18-12-3 and have records of 25-24 and 30-23 on the road and at home, respectively.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Kutter Crawford has had a mixed season so far, with an overall record of 4-5 and an ERA of 4.04. His performance on the road has been much better than at Fenway Park, where his ERA is 6.58 compared to 2.45 away from home. Crawford’s WHIP stands at 1.12, while opposing batters have managed a .228 batting average against him and a .413 slugging percentage.
Boston’s Kutter Crawford was unable to secure a victory in his last outing, as the Red Sox fell to the Mets 5-4. The right-hander pitched four innings, surrendering four earned runs on four hits.
Across their last ten games, the Red Sox’s offense is 3rd in batting average, leading to an average of 5.7 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 6th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .771 on 115 (16th).
Rafael Devers has been a major contributor to the Red Sox offense in 2023, leading the team with 25 home runs and 76 RBIs. His slugging percentage of .528 is indicative of his power at the plate.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Giants have put together a record of 56-47 and are 2nd in the NL West, putting them three games out of first place. San Francisco’s overall series record sits at 15-16-2. On the road, they have gone 28-25 and 28-22 at home.
Logan Webb has made 21 starts for the Giants this season, boasting an 8-8 record. His ERA stands at 3.48, and his K/9 is 9.11. Webb’s FIP and OBP are 3.41 and .279 respectively.
Logan Webb’s most recent start ended in a 10-1 loss to the Nationals, with the righty surrendering six earned runs on five hits in a brief appearance.
In their ten most recent games, the Giants have put together a batting average of only .181, placing them 30th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.5 runs per game, San Francisco is 14th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .241 and OPS of .717 which has them 18th in baseball.
Wilmer Flores has been a major contributor to the Giants’ offense this season, leading the team in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 32. His slugging percentage is currently .534, an impressive mark for any player.