Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (70-54) at Tampa Bay Rays (52-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
R Porcello (17-3) (3.22) vs. M Andriese (6-4) (3.66)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +145 / Boston Red Sox -155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays butt heads at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox are in a virtual three way tie for the American League east lead after a white hot two weeks. The Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams in the game and stayed that way with a 2-1 win at Tropicana Field Tuesday for their 9th win in eleven contests. Boston starter Clay Buchholz gave up the lone run on five hits while whiffing nine over 6.1 frames. The Red Sox managed five hits and walked four times with David Ortiz driving in a run and scoring while Andrew Benintendi going 2-3 with a run. Veteran Rick Porcello looks to continue his career season when he faces Tampa Bay for the 4th time in 2016. On the season, Porcello has gone 17-3 in 25 starts with a 3.22 ERA.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have been playing well lately which makes them a perfect spoiler in the East where several teams are playoff hopefuls. The Rays bats never got going against the Red Sox Tuesday and the result was back to back defeats. TB starter was a tough luck loser with both runs allowed (one earned) through five innings while four relievers put up zeros. Tampa Bay was held to six hits and a pair of BB with Kevin Kermaier driving in Corey Dickerson.Tampa Bay is slated to send Matt Andriese to the hill versus the Red Sox on Wednesday. Andriese has struggled the past three times out with an 0-3 record and 8.40 ERA.
Boston are 9-2 in their last 11 overall and are 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the under is 16-7 in their last 23 road games. The over is 17-5 in Tampa Bay’s last 22 overall and the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 Wednesday games while the Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa Bay. The hotter pitcher and team for me…