Rays vs. Red Sox Saturday Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, 8/18/2018 Prediction & Odds

David Price has an opportunity to face one of his former teams on Saturday night when the Boston Red Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays. Will Price shut the Rays down and help under bettors cash in on the total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

971 Tampa Bay Rays (+190) at 972 Boston Red Sox (-210); 8.5 runs

Saturday, August 18, 2018

7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park

TV: TB (FS SUN); BOS (NESN)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Red Sox as a -210 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Rays’ Glasnow sharp over five in no-decision vs. Blue Jays

Tyler Glasnow yielded just one run over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays. Glasnow got just one run of support in Tampa Bay's eventual 2-1 loss at Toronto's Rogers Centre. He yielded only two hits and two walks while striking out six, and now holds an excellent 2.25 ERA and 20/3 K/BB ratio in 12 innings (three starts) since the Rays acquired him from the Pirates. Up next for the 24-year-old right-hander will be a tough test on the road against the AL East-leading Red Sox.

Red Sox’ Price strikes out 10 over six shutout innings

David Price was outstanding in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, punching out 10 over six shutout innings. Price scattered five hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. He has been phenomenal as of late, compiling a 1.03 ERA and 25/5 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings in his last four starts. Now 12-6 on the season, Price owns a 3.75 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 134/39 K/BB ratio across 134 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The Rays are 13-4 in their last 17 games against an opponent with a winning record despite losing last night.

Boston

The Red Sox are 39-12 in their last 51 games overall.

Prediction:

The under is 6-1 in the Rays’ last seven games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven road games and is 33-14-4 in their last 51 games against a team with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 3-0-1 in Price’s last four starts, is 9-4-2 in his last 15 home outings and is 20-8-2 in Boston’s last 30 home games.

 

The Pick: Rays/Red Sox under 8.5

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