Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Predictions 07-08-16

Rays vs Red Sox Preview

Boston is three games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles in the AL East. The last-place Rays, meanwhile, have won only one other game in their last 22 besides the two they captured against the Red Sox. They ended their homestand with a 5-1 loss to the Angels on Thursday, dropping three of four. David Ortiz homered in Wednesday’s 11-6 victory over Texas as Boston won for the third time in four games. The Rays have just three victories over the last 22 games.

Rays vs Cubs Time Date TV Odds

GAME: Tampa Bay Rays (34-51) at Boston Red Sox (46-38)
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 08 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
LINE: Boston -113 TOTAL: 10
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay), NESN (Boston)

Starting Pichers:
Rays RH Chris Archer (4-11, 4.50 ERA) vs
Red Sox RH Sean O’Sullivan (2-0, 6.61)

Archer showed signs of a turnaround with 5 2/3 scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts against Detroit on Sunday. He gave up four runs while striking out nine in 6 1/3 innings of a loss to Boston the previous turn and was hit with six runs in 4 1/3 innings at Fenway Park earlier in the year. Ortiz is 12-for-31 with two homers against Archer while shortstop Xander Bogaerts has gone 6-for-16 versus the 27-year-old. O’Sullivan is the latest candidate attempting to shore up the shaky back end of Boston’s rotation and he earned himself at least one more start with five solid innings in a win over Los Angeles on Sunday. His place in the rotation was made available with Clay Buchholz demoted to the bullpen for the second time this season.

Rays vs Red Sox Betting Trends

TAMPA BAY RAYS
Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Tampa Bay’s last 25 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
BOSTON RED SOX
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Rays vs Red Sox Game Prediction

Archer has had a terrible time of it against Boston, going 1-8 with a 5.67 ERA in 13 starts lifetime, 0-2 this season. I usually am opposed to taking a home team on the run line (-1.5) but there are times when you have to take that chance to win money. Did you take my bet on the Braves yesterday against the Cubs? If you did then you got some extra money to spend today. I am dividing my bet in two. I am placing 50% on the Red Sox money line at (-120) and I am placing 50% on the Red Sox run line at (-1.5) +160.

Score Prediction:
Red Sox 10 – Rays 5