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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (33-15) at Tampa Bay Rays (22-24)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

D Price (4-4) (4.38) vs. C Archer (3-3) (5.01)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +110 / Boston Red Sox -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds


The Boston Red Sox conclude their visit to the Tampa Bay Rays in a Wednesday MLB tilt.

The Boston Red Sox have been playing well with wins in seven of ten following a 4-2 win at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Boston starter Chris Sale improved to 5-1 with both runs allowed (one earned) over 7.2 frames where he struck out nine.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Red Sox logged seven hits and four walks with Mookie Betts slugging a three run homer followed by Rafael Devers with a 6th inning solo shot. The Red Sox give Wednesday’s starting assignment to left hander David Price. Price has won back to back starts after a complete game 6-2 victory at Baltimore with two runs plated on five hits.

The Tampa Bay Rays could not get their bats going and the pitching couldn’t hold down the visiting Red Sox on Tuesday. Tampa Bay starter Jake Faria was charged with three runs on three hits and a walk before leaving after 2.2 frames while Austin Pruitt gave up a run through 5.1 innings to keep the game competitive.

The Rays offense was limited to six hits and three bases on balls with Willy Adams connecting on his first homer followed by Daniel Robertson with a sacrifice fly that scored Rob Refsnyder.Chris Archer toes the rubber in the final game of the series against the Red Sox on Wednesday. Archer comes off of a 7-1 win at the LA Angels with two hits and four walks over 6.2 innings.

Under is 8-1 in Boston last 9 on astroturf and Boston are 13-3 in their last 16 Wednesday games and over is 6-2 in Boston last 8 Wednesday games. Over is 7-3 in Archer’s last 10 Wednesday starts and over is 7-3 in Archer’s last 10 starts overall. Boston  are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay and are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

Both pitchers can be mystifyingly bad with Price being the worse because he is on a playoff caliber team. The Red Sox at a decent price is what I’m looking at…

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