MLB Picks: Bet Rays -115 vs. Red Sox

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:22 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 12:22 PM GMT

Tampa Bay starting pitcher David Price has put up some stellar numbers on the road against division opponents in his career, as he prepares to take the mound against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League East matchup at Fenway Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Check out our Wednesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Snapped 

Tampa Bay had its six-game winning streak snapped Tuesday, as it suffered a 6-2 defeat to Boston as +129 road underdogs, while going UNDER the betting total for the 10th time in 11 contests.

The Rays are 8-1 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125 this season, with the OVER going 5-3-1 in that situation.

Follow Willie Bee's Rays & Red Sox Series Coverage here.

Alternating pattern

Boston has alternated wins and losses over its five games since the All-Star break, as it clings to a 1.5-game lead over Tampa Bay in the division standings. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the Red Sox are 4-10 as home underdogs of +100 to +125, with the UNDER going 7-6-1 in those 14 opportunities. 

Price 

The left-hander has won three of his four starts since returning from the disabled list, including an 8-5 road victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last time out, as he allowed four runs and seven hits over seven frames. 

In 17 career games versus the Red Sox, David Price has compiled an 8-5 record and 3.27 ERA, including a 4-1 mark and 2.13 ERA in eight appearances at this ballpark. 

He will look to improve upon his stellar 18-3 record and 3.33 ERA when pitching on the road against division opponents.

Doubront

Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront (7-3, 3.76 ERA) has put together a 3-0 record and 1.83 ERA in his last three starts, as he comes off a 4-2 home victory over the New York Yankees last time out. 

The left-hander is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in eight games (seven starts) at home, surrendering just three home runs in 51.1 combined frames.

In nine lifetime appearances (six starts) versus the Rays, Doubront has tallied a 2-1 record and 3.05 ERA, including a 3-1 home victory on June 18.

[gameodds]3/239878/?r3=43-999997-192/dec&r-1=43-999997-192/us[/gameodds]

Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Rays as one of their MLB picks Wednesday, as they’ve gone 19-7 in Price’s last 26 starts as a road favorite of -110 to -150. 

MLB Pick:  Tampa Bay Rays -115

comment here