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MLB Betting Pick and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Boston Red Sox - May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023

The Boston Red Sox enter this game having lost three of their last five games but are on a two-game winning streak which includes a 2-1 win on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks in game two of the series on Saturday.Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game having lost three of their last five games which includes Saturdays 1-2 loss at home in game two of the series against the Boston Red Sox.BookMaker has the Arizona Diamondbacks listed as -115 money line favorites at home against the Boston Red Sox and has set the total for the over/under plays at 9 runs. Will the Boston Red Sox complete the series sweep or will the Diamondbacks end their three-game losing streak? Lets take a look at how these teams have fared this season.Boston Red Sox Team PreviewThe Boston Red Sox enter this game with an overall record of 28-24 which puts them in 4th place in the AL East and are coming off a 2-1 win on the road in game two of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Offensively, Boston scored two runs off six hits with both runs coming in the 4th inning which included Masataka Yoshida scoring off a base hit from Enrique Hernandez.The Red Sox will send Tanner Houck to the mound for game three of the series against the Diamondbacks. Houck is 3-3 this season with a 4.99 ERA while recording 46 strikeouts.Arizona Diamondbacks Team PreviewThe Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game with an overall record of 29-23 which puts them in 2nd place in the NL West and are coming off a 1-2 loss against the Boston Red Sox in game two of the series.Offensively, the Diamondbacks scored one run off three hits with the lone run coming in the 1st inning when Ketel Marte hit a one-run home run.Merrill Kelly will take the mound for Arizona against Boston on Sunday for game three of the series. Kelly is 5-3 on the year with an ERA of 2.98 and has recorded 59 strikeouts.Series Trends and Game PickBoston has won eight of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 6.2 to 3.4 in those matchups. The Red Sox have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 3.33 to 1 in those contests.The under is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.6 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 4.33 runs per game in those matchups.Arizona enters this game with a better record, however, Boston has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row. The Red Sox have won by an average margin of 2.8 runs per game over the last ten and 2.33 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Boston Red Sox at -105 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.Spooky Express Pick: Boston Red Sox Money Line (-105)