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2018 MLB Season
(1-4) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (5-1)
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: TBA vs. David Price
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -230 | Rays +205
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
No pitcher has yet to be announced, but it will be one of their bullpen days meaning their bullpen is going to eat out innings from the get-go.
Not sure how they plan to make this work without putting wear-and-tear on their bullpen faster than most teams. It will be interesting to see how this move will pay off for them.
Tampa Bay’s lineup has been dreadful against the former Ray David Price slashing .136/.171/.195 in 118 at-bats only producing 5 RBI to go with a 5:32 BB/K ratio.
Not much has been going on with Tampa Bay’s lineup as they are only slashing a meager .195/.271/.277 in their first five games while only smacking eight extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
Boston Red Sox
The lefty Price dominated Tampa Bay on the road in his first start of the season getting the win while going seven innings and giving up zero earned on four hits with a 0:5 walk-to-strikeout ratio. Tampa Bay’s lineup is pretty weak, but it was good to see Price doing what he is supposed to do against these types of lineups.
Last year Price posted solid numbers for Boston as he was able to strike batters out (9.16 K/9) and kept the walks to a minimum (2.89 BB/9) while he maintained a solid BABIP of .278. Pretty much all his numbers were right around his career averages last year, so don’t expect a drop-off from this veteran.
Boston’s lineup has been mediocre to start the season slashing .240/.310/.373 in their first six games of the season. They have hit 17 doubles, but have only hit four home runs and 20 RBI so far.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings.
- TB are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Boston.
- Under is 11-4 in TB last 15 Thu. games.
- BOS are 7-2 in Prices last 9 home starts.
- Over is 6-2 in BOS last 8 Thu. games.
- Over is 9-4 in BOS last 13 on grass.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Vintage Price yet again versus Tampa Bay
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays +1.5
Price looked good in his first start, now getting to pitch in the home-opener, he should be feeling pretty good right now especially against this bleak Tampa Bay lineup he just faced.
With the way Boston has been hitting though, I expect Tampa Bay’s bullpen to keep this contest close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 4 – Tampa Bay 3
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