Red Sox vs. Rays Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rays are -135 money line favorites over the Red Sox, who are +125 on the money line. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 6.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened as +132 money line road underdogs and their odds have dropped to +125, while the Rays’ odds have gone from -143 down to -135. The total opened at 6.5 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Red Sox will throw Jon Lester versus the Rays’ David Price. Lester is 10-7 with a 2.50 ERA on the year while Price is 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA amiss trade rumors. Boston enters play with a 47-55 record and is 21-29 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 49-53 overall and 22-28 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Tampa Bay. According to latest MLB trends, the Red Sox are 1-5 in their last six games in Tampa Bay and 1-5 in their last six games versus AL East opponents. They’re also 1-5 in Lester’s last six road starts versus a team with a losing record, 4-11 in their last 15 games versus a left-handed starter and 1-9 in their last 10 road games versus lefties. The Rays, meanwhile, are 6-0 in their last six games as a favorite, 7-1 in their last eight versus AL East opponents and 20-7 in their last 27 games overall.
MLB FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY RAYS -135