Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Randy ChambersOctober 04, 2022
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Fenway Park. The Tampa Bay Rays look to snap a 4-game losing streak. The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 4 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Rays have lost 16 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 153 hits and 89 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez have combined for 261 hits and 115 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Boston Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 11 games. The Red Sox have won 6 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 169 hits and 73 RBI, while Alex Verdugo and Rafael Devers have combined for 329 hits and 162 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 4.56 ERA and 170 strikeouts this season. Pivetta is 1-5 with a 4.86 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays are going through a cold stretch and at this point it doesn't matter as they have a playoff series with the Guardians already locked in. This game means absolutely nothing to the visitors, and I don't expect them to put much energy into it. The Boston Red Sox are a prideful bunch, and I'm sure they'll love to send their fans off with a victory. Give me the Red Sox and the plus money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Boston Red Sox +110
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