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34-51 (16-23 V) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox 46-38 (27-20 H)
Date: Saturday July 9, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachussets
Projected Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Rick Porcello
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -163
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 10.5
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With the amount of rumours about potential trades it sounds like Tampa has given up on the season.
Ironically, their top trading partner should be Boston as the Red Sox definitely need to add to their rotation if they want to hang in the race.
Intra-division trades are not very common but these partners would make a lot of sense.
Tampa Bay Rays
When they get the pitching they expect the Rays are still a tough out but that has not been as often as they would like. Most of the lineup has disappointed this season but Evan Longoria has been coming on.
With 18 homers he could easily set a new high this season and he should post 100 RBIS for the first time since 2010.
Yes it has been that long since this guy has been at that level of production.
It wasn’t that long ago that Matt Moore would have have been considered an untouchable but that is no longer the case if you believe the rumours.
Moore has looked good winning his last two starts but it seems like he will forever be a high walks high homers guy and the Rays just won’t have it.
On a better team he could be sneaky good though.
Boston Red Sox
As this is being written the Sox have sunk to third in the East.
It is clear that the strength of this club, hitting, will only be able to take them so far. Still I like the move they just made in adding Aaron Hill, another proven bat that gives them versatility.
The fact they made the move early also tells me they are not going to wait til the deadline because they realize how tight things are.
I am not a fan of Rick Porcello but he is 10-2 on the season with an ERA that would be his second best for a season if the season ended today.
Even though Fenway is a hitter’s park he is a perfect 7-0 at home this season with an ERA a half run better than on the road and with fewer homers allowed.
He seems to be the kind of guy who is comfortable giving up a few because he knows he will have the offensive support needed to win.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 6-20 in their last 26 overall.
- Over is 19-7-2 in TB last 28 road games.
- Over is 16-7-2 in TB last 25 on grass.
- Over is 15-5-3 in BOS last 23 Sat. games.
- BOS are 13-6 in their last 19 Sat. games.
- BOS are 8-0 in Porcellos last 8 home starts.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
The Rays have been disappointing but unlike Atlanta or Minnesota you can’t completely forget about them. They have the arms that give them a fighting chance in far too many games.
Porcello has likely not pitched well enough to have a 10-2 record. That means there could easily be some regression in his future but the question is whether we can predict when and where. I am not sure this is a spot.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston RL
Look for Boston to be a solid favourite in this one. With their lineup and the game being at Fenway I think we can count on them to win by more than than just a single run.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 6 – Tampa Bay 3
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