Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-7-23 MLB Analysis, Odds and Prediction--

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/7/23 – On Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia, the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies will complete their three-game set in Philadelphia. Tanner Houck of the Red Sox will face Taijuan Walker from the Phillies. The Red Sox are the winning team here as per the MLB betting picks by the experts. Keep an eye on this Sunday’s match.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies

Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/7/23 Betting Odds

Red Sox

Moneyline: +115

Spread: +1.5 (-170)

Total: 9.5 over (+105)


Moneyline: -125

Spread: -1.5 (+150)

Total: 9.5 under (-125)

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Analysis 

The Boston Red Sox have stormed to Philadelphia with six wins in a row, including a four-game sweep over AL East rival Toronto. Chris Sale’s strong performance enabled Boston to defeat Philadelphia 5-3 in Game 1. Sale has had another excellent outing, pitching six innings while striking out ten batters to stay on track. On Saturday night, the Red Sox extended their winning streak to seven by amassing 10 hits and earning a 7-4 victory against Philadelphia’s wobbling Phillies. Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the victory and Corey Kluber earned the victory by allowing just three runs through five innings pitched. Tanner Houck will take to the mound for Sunday’s final meeting between Philadelphia. Houck has gone 3-1 so far with a 5.34 ERA after having served as closer for much of last season. So far this season he has allowed 31 hits over 32 innings across six starts with one quality start on his record. Houck is currently sporting an 8.2-to-9 ratio and 1.38 WHIP ratio in his two road starts, posting an ERA of 4.50. Houck has only managed a 5.4 K/9 ratio on the road this season and boasts the highest hard-hit percentage of 42.8 of his career. Alex Duvall and Yu Chang are both out due to injuries.

Philadelphia Phillies‘ bid to retain the National League Championship hasn’t gotten off to a promising start this year. Entering their series against Boston, they were playing below 0.500 baseball and had taken four consecutive losses prior to game one of this series. Game 1 was no better, with the Phillies falling 5-3 while striking out 14 times during a losing effort. On Saturday night, the Phillies suffered their sixth consecutive loss against the Red Sox with a 7-4 setback. Bryce Harper hit one solo home run and recorded two hits during this defeat. Taijuan Walker will start on Sunday for the Phillies in their series finale against Arizona. Walker is 2-2 in six starts but sports an ERA of 6.91. He has allowed 29 hits in 28.2 innings pitched so far, including seven homers. His K/9 ratio stands at 9.1. Walker has made two home starts, both without a decision, giving up eight hits and seven runs in 8.2 innings total across his two starts. Walker has actually seen his hard-hit rate decrease and his strikeout percentage increase this season. His walk percentage, however, has been an immense problem to date; reaching 13.2% so far. OF Cristian Pache is out due to injury.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games. Boston are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games. Boston are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Philadelphia. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games on the road. Boston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games. Philadelphia are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games against Boston. Philadelphia are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games against an opponent in the American League.

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

The Red Sox have seen more 3-2 counts this season than any other team and will now face Walker who has struggled with control all season long according to MLB betting sites. Consider that Boston will crowd the bases to generate multiple scoring chances and continue its hot offensive play over recent weeks. Houck has struggled this season but has shown improvement during his last two starts and can turn over control to an outstanding Red Sox bullpen that has done its part to contribute wins recently.

Free Pick: Boston Red Sox +115