The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Tropicana Field.
The Red Sox will trot John Lackey out to the mound in this one. Right hander Lackey has a 5-3 record and a 4.01 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be Chris Archer. The right hander has a 4.59 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Rays were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -108 on the
moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for PUSH bettors.
In their last action, Boston was a 7-2 loser at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that
game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 20-26
Current Streak: lost 7 straight games.
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston’s last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Team record: 20-28
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing Boston
Boston at Tampa Bay Saturday, May 24
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