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2018 MLB Season
(0-0) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (0-0)
Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Safeco Field, Seattle Washington
Projected Starters: Price vs. Snell
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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Boston Red Sox
Boston has slotted David Price back into the starting rotation, right after Chris Sale after his injury-plagued 2017 that ended with him looking quite effective out of the bullpen.
The rotation is top-heavy with Sale. It’s important Price gives the Sox some innings, along with Drew Pomeranz, who enjoyed a healthy 2017 and had the finest season of his career. I just don’t trust him to stay healthy, though.
If he doesn’t, Boston could be short some starting pitching because Dombrowski has, more or less, gutted the depth to acquire guys that look good on the opening day depth chart.
For now, the Sox are healthy and ought to seize the moment and rack up some easy wins against an unproven Tampa Bay team.
Tampa Bay Rays
I’m writing this before these two teams play on Thursday, but I don’t expect the Rays to do much against Chris Sale in that game.
This is a team that traded Evan Longoria, Steven Souza Jr. and Jake Odorizzi in the offseason. The management refuses to spend money and everyone expects the Rays to be the worst team in the AL East this season.
Except that Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA model projects 84 wins and playoff contention for Tampa Bay.
I tend to think anything is possible with Tampa’s young teams but this only feels possible if Friday’s starter Blake Snell breaks out. The guy has good stuff but he can’t command it. He was sent down last season but is still young enough to reel it in. I’ll be interested to see how he works early in 2018.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 8-3 in BOS last 11 overall.
- BOS are 13-5 in their last 18 Fri. games.
- Under is 22-8 in TB last 30 home games.
- TB are 8-3 in Snells last 11 starts.
- Under is 9-4-1 in Snells last 14 starts overall.
- Head to Head: BOS are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: the Rays win.
I’m going to stay stubborn on Snell and give him another chance. Rays at home.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 4 – Tampa Bay 6
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