Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA

When: Tuesday, August 20th at 7:10 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Phillies TV/Radio: Fox Sports Philadelphia, KCSP 610 AM.

Team Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia is treading water at the moment, hoping to hit a winning streak to spark a possibility of making back into the National League Wild Card race.

The Phillies have a 25.6% chance to make the postseason and a 0.7% shot to take the World Series.

The Phillies are longshots to win the NL title at 40-1 and 80-1 to take the 2019 World Series.

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the National League Wild Card Standings with DraftKings

NL Wild Card Standings – Odds to Make Playoffs

Team DraftKings 
Nationals -375
Cubs -200
Brewers +225
Mets +250
Phillies +325

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Boston Red Sox

With a possible serious elbow injury to Chris Sale, the Red Sox are holding onto their fading playoff hopes as they head into the end of August.

Boston’s odds for the postseason have plummeted to 2.3%, while their World Series odds have fallen to 0.2% according to baseball-reference.com.

The Red Sox have 20-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 35-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

Pitcher Notes

Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Nola (11-3, 3.56 ERA)

In Nola’s last start, the right-hander pitched a gem, allowing one earned run over seven innings in an 11-1 win over Chicago.

  • For the month of August, Nola has struck out 20 batters in 19 innings.
  • Philadelphia has won eight of Nola’s last ten starts.
  • Nola has allowed just one home run over his last three starts.

Red Sox: Brian Johnson (1-1, 6.45 ERA)

Johnson is filling an opener role for the Red Sox, pitching roughly three innings per outing before giving way to the bullpen.

  • In his last three appearances, Johnson has allowed 17 baserunners over the 8.1 innings.
  • Johnson’s performance this season has been underwhelming across the board, allowing five homers in 22.1 innings.
  • The Red Sox’s starter has allowed three earned runs in two of his last three outings this month.

Hitter Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are 8-8 through their first 16 August games, averaging slightly over five runs per game during the month.

  • SS Jean Segura is 0 for 4 in his only matchup versus Johnson.
  • OF Bryce Harper is 1 for 2 versus the Red Sox’s righty with a double.
  • C J.T. Realmuto is 0 for 2 against Johnson in his career.

Boston Red Sox

After three straight winning months, Boston has hit the skids in August, going 7-9 in their first 16 games, although they’ve scored over five runs per contest.

  • OF J.D. Martinez is 1 for 6 against Nola with four strikeouts.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 0 for 4 versus the Phillies’ right-hander with a two strikeouts.
  • OF Andrew Benintendi is 0 for 4 versus Nola in his short career.

Roster Notes

Philadelphia Phillies

  • OF Roman Quinn has a strained groin and is on the 10-day IL.
  • RP David Robertson recently had Tommy John surgery and will likely miss most of 2020.
  • OF Jay Bruce has a strained flexor and is on the 10-day IL.

Boston Red Sox

  • SP David Price has a cyst on his wrist and remains on the 10-day IL.
  • SP Chris Sale has elbow inflammation and seeking a second opinion on the severity of the injury.
  • 2B Michael Chavis has a strained shoulder and is on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Phillies vs Red Sox

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the Phillies vs Red Sox on 888Sport, BetStars NJ, and playMGM. Find the latest odds below. Good luck!

Moneyline

Sportsbook PHI Phillies Red Sox Link
888Sport NJ -120 +100
BetStars NJ -118 +100
playMGM -111 +101

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Total Runs

Sportsbook  Over    Under  Link
888Sport NJ 11   -105 11   -117
BetStars NJ 10.5   -125 10.5    +105
playMGM 11    -105 11    -115

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Run Line

Sportsbook PHI Phillies -1.5 Red Sox +1.5 Link
888Sport NJ +128 -155
BetStars NJ +135 -154  
playMGM +130 -155

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