The Red Sox will wrap up a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon, looking to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid a sweep at the hands of Baltimore.
The Red Sox opened at +122 in the series finale, although that has risen to as much as +130 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The OddsShark prediction computer has the Orioles winning 4.7 to 3.5.
Boston closer Koji Uehara is approaching a week without pitching after blowing his third save in two weeks. Uehara played long toss on Monday and threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
The Red Sox are looking to 2015, but it appears they will get him into some low-leverage situations to close out the 2014 season.
Boston College, meanwhile, looks to bounce back from a disappointing home loss this week as they host the No. 9 USC Trojans. BC was a slim underdog in its loss a week ago to Pittsburgh, but coming off a dominant win over Massachusetts many thought BC might spring the upset.
The Eagles took a 7-3 lead into the second quarter, and proceeded to give up 24 unanswered points.
BC opened as a 20-point underdog, but according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, the spread has actually closed to 17 points. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home, but just 2-3 ATS in their last five overall games, while USC is 4-1 ATS in both their last five games on the road and their last five games overall.
One of these will have to give, and Steve Sarkisian’s Trojans are flying high following a huge road win against then No. 13 Stanford.
Neither team is dealing with any new injuries. USC is still dealing with the ankle injury situation for Josh Shaw.
Moving onto hockey, the Boston Bruins are less than two weeks away from the start of their 2014 preseason schedule. Their first-round pick, forward David Pastrnak, has already been practicing in Boston for a week, giving him a running start on the official start of camp on September 18.
Sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have the Bruins as Eastern Conference favorites, and just shy of the Chicago Blackhawks on the odds to win the Stanley Cup.
The Boston Celtics, finally, are a month away from the start of their preseason, but they could be making moves soon. The team agreed to a contract with Evan Turner back in July, but they have yet to make the deal official as they are attempting to clear roster space.
Sept. 10 also marks the first day Marcus Thornton can be dealt in aggregate trades, which means he could be on the move at some point.
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