Boston Red Sox at Marlins MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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Interleague play continues this week and ESPN Monday Night Baseball will feature the Boston Red Sox fresh off a sweeping by the Nationals over the weekend heading to South Beach to open a series against the Miami Marlins. The Marlins and Red Sox will begin from Miami at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN provides the live national television coverage.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker have the Miami Marlins the slight -108 betting favorite with the road club Boston Red Sox returning -102 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. Those betting the run line with the Boston Red Sox and laying the -1 ½ runs will take back +155 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Marlins will have to lay -175 odds for their run line wager. The first five inning line is lined a pick with each club returning -110 odds with the over under lined at four runs.

Getting the start tonight for the Boston Red Sox will be right hander Josh Beckett and the Marlins will counter with righty Josh Johnson. Both the Red Sox and Marlins have hit a recent slide with Boston losers of six of their past seven games and Miami losers of six straight games. The Marlins struggled mightily offensively against the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff as the club pushed across just 11 runs total in their six losses. In the three game sweep by the Nationals the Red Sox averaged just 3 runs per ball game.

Josh Beckett enters play with a 4-6 record in 11 starts on the year with an ERA of 4.04. He has pitched much better in recent outings by allowing two earned runs or less in four of his past five starts throwing no less than seven innings in each appearance. Josh Johnson for Miami in 2012 has a record of 3-4 in his 12 starts with an ERA of 4.56 and WHIP of 1.49. After some rough early outings he too has turned around with three runs or less allowed in seven consecutive starts.

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