Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/30/14
Tampa Bay Rays (23-31) at Boston Red Sox (24-29)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
David Price (L) (4-4) (4.423) vs. Brandon Workman (R) (0-0) (5.400)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +105 / Tampa Bay Rays -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SUN
The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays face off on Friday at Fenway Park for game one of their weekend series.
The Boston Red Sox are playing their best baseball of the season as they are trying to gain their footing and make a move up the standings. The Red Sox are 12-17 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have won four in a row. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .244 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .296, A.J. Pierzynski hitting .279, and Dustin Pedroia hitting .275. The Boston pitching staff has an ERA of 3.91 with the starters at 4.51 and the bullpen 2,84. For game one against the Rays the Red Sox start Brandon Workman who had a no decision in his only start this season. For the season Workman has allowed nine hits and four runs while striking out 10 over 11.1 innings for a 3.18 ERA.
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The Tampa Bay Rays are slumping and they are in last place in the AL East. The Rays are 11-17 on the road, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last three games. As a team the Rays are hitting .247 with James Loney hitting .292, Matt Joyce hitting .281, and Evan Longoria hitting .264. For game one at Boston the Rays start David Price who had a no decision in his last start. For the season Price has allowed 83 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 84 over 77.1 innings for a 4-4 record and a 4.42 ERA.
Boston is 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 0-4 against a team with a losing record. Tampa Bay is 4-0 as a favorite, 0-5 in their last five road games, and 10-4 in Price’s last 14 starts as a favorite. The Rays have won the last five meetings of these two.
I am looking at an under here and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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