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(41-34)Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (31-43)
Date: Tuesday, June 28th 2016
Time: 7:10PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St.Petersburg. FL.
Projected Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs Chris Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Red Sox take on the Rays at Tropicana Field Tuesday evening.
The Red Sox have struggled as of late, they’ve dropped 5 of their last 7 games.
The Rays have been absolutely terrible, dropping 11 games in a row.
Porcello goes for Boston with an 8-2 record and 3.93 era.
Archer goes for the Rays, who’s 4-10 and 4.70 era.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox still lead in the league in runs per game at 5.6. They also lead the league in many other offensive categories, including BA, OBP, and SLG.
However, they have been sliding just a bit as of late.
They did score 8 runs twice on June 23rd and 24th. They also scored 6 on the 22nd but in their last 8 games and removing those 3 games, they’ve generated just 9 runs.
So although they are still the best offense in the league and can still put up big runs, they have had several low production games in their past 8 games.
Porcello has been pretty good for the Red Sox, he is now 8-2 but he’s definitely received the run support.
While a 3.93 era is respectable, his whip is just 1.13.
In his last 4 starts, he’s given up 13 runs over 24.1 innings. This translates into a 4.85 era. His whip is slightly up over his last 4 starts to 1.24.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are 6th worst in run production at 4 runs per game this season.
They are 4th in home runs with 104 long balls and have a team batting average of just .238.
So for them, it’s the long ball or nothing. Porcello has given up 13 this season, which is slightly above average, so the Rays may get a 1 or 2 on him.
It just depends if they have any men on base or not if they do connect that will determine their run production this game.
Archer has been disappointing this season as he has severely underperformed.
He has a 4.70 era and 1.43 whip.
He’s consistently given up 3-5 runs in each of his last 7 outings and has generally made it through 6 innings.
The Sox will be a tough matchup for him and I’d expect for him to give up at least 4 over 6 innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox have lost 5 of their last 7 games
- Red Sox have scored 27 runs over their last 5 games
- Red Sox totals have been over 4 of their last 5 games
- Rays have lost 11 games in a row
- Rays have scored 32 runs over their last 12 games
- Rays totals have been under 4 of their last 6 games
Free Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Rays have lost 11 games straight and until they start winning again, we can’t expect them to win until they finally get one.
The Rays have scored 11 in their last 2 games, so they might be turning things around but the Red Sox are just too good offensively to bet against them in this one.
Despite the Red Sox dip in production and Porcello’s runs against and whip up a bit, we still have to go with the Red Sox in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox ML
The Red Sox haven’t been putting up big runs as consistently as they did to start the season and Archer is definitely capable of having a good game but I think the Red Sox still get 4 on Archer and end the game with 5 or 6.
The Rays have scored a bit more the last 2 game and Porcello is giving up more hits than his average as of late. They’ll likely hit their season average in this one of 4.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Red Sox 5-4
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