|MLB Rays vs Red Sox Picks & Predictions for Friday, April 13, 2012|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 13 April 2012 10:30|
Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Free Pick
BOSTON, MA (ATS Consultants) – The Rays are coming off a 7-2 loss at Detroit on Thursday, while Boston is 1-5 after losing to Toronto on Wednesday. Boston is finally home for their opener on Friday to host Tampa Bay at 2:05pm.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Red Sox as a -120 favorite while the over/under total is 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened up as a -119 favorite and moved up to -120 at most books. The total opened at 8.5 runs and remained there in most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 64% of public bettors favor the Rays. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to the latest MLB trends, Rays are 4-0 in Price’s last 4 road starts vs. Red Sox, Rays are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in series, Rays are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Boston, 23-9 in their last 32 vs. American League East, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous. Red Sox are 1-4 in Beckett’s last 5 starts, 3-13 in their last 16 games as a favorite of -110 to -150, 1-5 in their last 6 home games and are 2-11 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series. Boston is off to another rough start at 1-5 while Tampa Bay is 4-2. Price is one of the top lefties in the league, while Beckett has been struggling as of late. He was roughed up by Detroit in their second game. Tampa Bay has won 8 of their last 9 games against the Red Sox.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY RAYS +116