For Interleague Rivalry Week, the Phillies will travel to the Boston for two games and then the Red Sox will come back to Philadelphia for two more. Check the MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
This is a big week for the Phillies (24-26), who are still hovering around that .500 mark after going 5-5 in their last 10 games. They took a game from the Nationals in their last three game series heading into Rivalry Week but lost two to very good pitchers. They lost the first game to Jordan Zimmerman, who is now an impressive 8-2 on the season. Nobody expected that from Zimmerman and then they lost to Strasburg, who is just 3-5 now but is still obviously one of the best pitchers in baseball. Before that, the Phils took two of three from the Marlins in Miami and the Reds at home.
Boston (31-20) is sitting in a tie for the American League East with the Yankees. In their last series, Boston lost the first game to the Cleveland Indians before they came roaring back to win the next three and head in to this series on a three game winning streak. Boston will start Alfredo Aceves on Monday. In his three starts, Aceves is 1-1 with a rowdy 8.20 ERA.
Philadelphia is a nice 27-23 against the spread and more noticeably 16-9 ATS right after they lose a game. The Red Sox are 25-26 ATS despite their very good record.
This can be a toss-up with these pitchers on the mound but I am going to pick the upset in the Phillies. Aceves has not been good this year and Philadelphia has been a little bit better lately so go with Philadelphia at best sports books.