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(17-20) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (18-16)
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Projected Pitchers: Cobb vs. Porcello
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay +150 / Boston -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tampa Bay -140 / Boston +120
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 (Over -110 / Under -110)
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Tampa Bay Rays
Six to nothing losers on Thursday, the Rays come to Boston losers of four out of their last five and three games under .500.
Alex Cobb, a Boston native, starts the weekend opener. He’s 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA in his career at Fenway Park despite just 16 strikeouts, compared to 12 walks.
Cobb’s been good this season, too. His ERA is back down to 3.56 and he threw eight innings in his last start, needing just 92 pitches in a tough luck loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
In what looks like a more concerted approach to pitch to weak contact, Cobb has struck out only eight in his last three starts but his ERA has gone down each time.
Boston Red Sox
Boston salvaged a game in Milwaukee with a 4-1 win on Thursday. Mookie Betts is hot and he hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Eddie Rodriguez was good once again for the Sox and Craig Kimbrel struck out all five of the batters he retired to get the win.
The numbers are starting to look better next to the guys we expect production from in the Sox’ lineup.
Mookie is over .300 with his recent surge, Pedroia .296, Bogaerts .342 and Andrew Benintendi is hitting .316 out of his new cleanup spot.
Rick Porcello is just 2-4 but he’s looked himself over his last four starts. He should be just fine tonight.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 9-24 in their last 33 Fri. games.
- TB are 17-38 in their last 55 games on grass.
- TB are 21-43 in their last 64 road games.
- Under is 11-4 in BOS last 15 games as a favorite.
- Head to Head: TB are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: TB are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Boston.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Porcello holds the Rays.
I feel good about Rick Porcello going six or seven and holding the Rays down. The bigger mystery is Cobb, who can hang with Porcello but may not. I have a hard time playing an under in Fenway when Betts is hitting.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay TT Under
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 2 – Boston 4
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