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Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Wednesday July 31, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
Boston Red Sox -135 / Tampa Bay Rays +125 O/U: 11
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will meet up on the MLB circuit to continue their series on Wednesday.

In the Tuesday opener of this series, the Rays ripped five runs in the fifth and sixth innings and were able to hold on for a 6-5 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Red Sox will go with Rick Porcello in the start. Across his 116.2 innings and 9-7 record this year, Porcello has a 5.55 ERA with 92 Ks and 33 BBs.

Boston put up 13 hits in the loss Tuesday. Andrew Benintendi had a nice night with three hits, three RBI and a two-run homer.

Over on the Rays’ side, they will go with Andrew Kittredge on Wednesday. Kittredge is 1-0 with a 3.05 ERA this season. 

Tampa logged 12 hits on Tuesday. Five Rays batters had two hits apiece, split between Duffy, d’Arnaud, Meadows, Garcia and Lowe.

The Rays are 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games and 0-6 in their last six in game two of a series. The over is 5-2 in Tampa Bay’s last seven in game two of a series as well.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 38-13 in their last 51 Wednesday games and 4-0 in Porcello’s last four Wednesday starts. Boston is 0-4 in Porcello’s last four starts with five days’ rest and 5-1 in his last six in game two of a series.

Porcello has had some rough outings recently, and there was a stretch where he coughed up 27 earned runs in use five starts over a span of 23.0 innings. Weird thing is, he won three of those starts and has won his last four games in total—that includes a quality start (6.0 innings; three earned) in Porcello’s last outing.

I’m obviously not super thrilled about Porcello right now, but the Sox are showing some life lately.

Boston Red Sox -135

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