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AL East Showdown Rays versus Red Sox at Fenway Park
A couple of American League East rivals will square off on Tuesday when the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 PM ET. According to the at Wagerweb, the Red Sox are a -125 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.5. The Rays took the opener of this three game series with a 5-1 win on Monday. Tampa Bay is now 3-1 versus Boston this season, and three of the four games went under the total.
The Tampa Bay Rays Drew Smyly will make his third start of the season today. The Rays southpaw hurler has gone 2-0 in his first two team starts with 3.37 ERA, a stellar 0.84 WHIP, and struck out 15 while walking just one. The only flaw he’s displayed thus far is the three home runs allowed in his 10 2/3 inning pitched. In three career starts versus the Red Sox, Smyly has posted a 3.57, and had a very good 5:1 strikeout to walk ratio.
The Red Sox will turn to veteran right-hander Rick Porcello to make the start on Tuesday. Porcello has displayed shaky form over his previous three starts, posting a very lofty 6.50 ERA, and an unimpressive 1.50 WHIP. Porcello has seen six of his seven career starts versus Tampa Bay go under the total.
As a result of last night’s 5-1 win, the Tampa Bay Rays have now gone under the total in nine straight games. They’ve also gone a very good 8-4 in their last twelve games despite some very poor hitting. As a matter of fact, the Rays are averaging just 2.1 runs per game, and hitting a paltry .196 as a team during their last seven outings. However, this is a team that’s getting solid pitching, and doesn’t beat itself. The Rays have committed just 8 errors in their first twenty-six games of the season. Tampa Bay has seen ten of eleven road games go under the total in 2015 when facing an AL East opponent.
The Boston Red Sox enter tonight on a four game losing streak, and have gone 3-9 in their last twelve games. The starting pitching rotation has been a major disappointment to start the season, posting a collective 6.00 ERA between all five starters. The bullpen has also been a problem in the early going, converting on a horrible 4 of 9 save opportunities. Tuesday will be the eighth of a nine game in ten day home stand that seen them going a dismal 2-6 thus far. The Red Sox have gone under the total in four of its last five games, and failed to have double digit hits in any of those outings.
MLB Money Line Betting System
The Tampa Bay Rays are averaging 3.7 runs per game this season.
The Rays have allowed four runs or less in each of their previous eleven games.
The Boston Red Sox pitcher for tonight is Rick Porcello, and he has a 5.34 ERA in five starts this season.
Any team (Tampa Bay) that averages 4.5 or less runs per game, and has allowed four runs or less in each of their previous four games, versus an opponent with a starting pitcher who has an ERA of 4.70 to 5.20, resulted in that team going 35-12 (74.5%) against the money line since the beginning of the 2013 season. Besides this impressive system, I like the MLB Odds value on the road team in this game, and my MLB Picks on Tuesday will indicate exactly that.
MLB Picks: Play on Tampa Bay +115 against the money line over Boston at Wagerweb.