Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday April 6th, 2015. At 3:05 PM EST.
The (0-0) Boston Red Sox of the American League East Division will travel from the “BAY STATE” to the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE”. For a three-game interleague series. Boston will play the (0-0) Philadelphia Phillies of the National League East in 2015 MLB opening day action. The teams will play at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Red Sox are the team to beat in their division. Philadelphia will begin the rebuilding process after another disastrous season. The opening betting line has Boston as a -110 road favorite Against The Spread; the betting odds total is 7′ for Monday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox will be on the road for their fifth consecutive opening day and the first against a National League opponent. Red Sox skipper John Farrell and the rest of the organization are excited about 2015. Boston got Pablo Sandoval from San Francisco; he adds another dimension to the plate. Boston finished last in the American League East in 2014, after winning the World Series in 2013. The Boston Red Sox will send Right Hander Clay Buchholz to the pitcher mound for game one of their 2015 Baseball Picks season opener at Philadelphia. Newly acquired Hanley Ramírez, Allen Craig, and Shane Victorino are solid in the outfield. Designated Hitter David Ortiz is always a threat with the bat. The betting odds under the total are 10-3 Boston last thirteen interleague games. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Boston Red Sox at +200 to win the 2015 MLB American League East Division.
The 2015 Philadelphia Phillies were busy dumping high salaries in the offseason. Philadelphia parted ways with long time Phillies and fan favorite Jimmy Rollins. Former MLB star Ryne Sandberg has been the Phillies skipper since 2013, and it’s not going well. Philadelphia finished the 2014 campaign last in the East, twenty-three games from the top. The Phillies will send left-hander Cole Hamels on the hill for the opener. Hamels was 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA last season. Hamels has been in a Phillies uniform since the 2006 season. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are solid outfielders. The pitching staff needs a little work but are solid. The Phillies are 3-9 their last 12 games as an underdog. The Philadelphia Phillies are +5,000 to win the 2015 National League East.