Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Boston Red Sox wrapped up Game 3 of the American League Division Series with a 13-inning, 9-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. The Red Sox will try to end the best-of-five series at Fenway Park in Boston tonight.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds & Line Movement

The Red Sox and Rays are both favored by -105 in Game 4. With the OVER going 10-2 in the previous 12 meetings between these teams in Boston, the total is set at 9.5 runs. The Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 games at Fenway Park.


Notes On The Boston Red Sox

Eduardo Rodriguez had the worst season of his career in terms of both ERA and WHIP. He will pitch in Game 4 after a bad start in Game 1. With no starting pitcher named for Game 4, the Rays appear to be going with a bullpen game. With nine pitchers used in Game 3 (third-most pitchers used in a single game in postseason history), their options are reduced even more.

The Boston Red Sox won Game 3 with a walk-off home run by catcher Christian Vazquez. Other players got hits for Boston, too. Kyle Schwarber had three hits and Enrique Hernandez had three as well.

The Red Sox got good pitching performances from their starters. Nathan Eovaldi and Nick Pivetta both had 15 strikeouts. They also let six hits and two earned runs go by.

The Red Sox won at home, and now they are 8-3 in their last 11 games. They will try again to win this game at home because it is a good advantage.

Notes On The Tampa Bay Rays

Right-handers Collin McHugh and Michael Wacha are likely to start as openers. Both have experience in the rotation. McHugh was more reliable on the mound than Wacha, who spent most of his time in the rotation.

Will The Boston Red Sox Cover The Pointspread?

In Game 4, the Red Sox will look to take advantage of the Rays’ increasingly depleted pitching staff. McHugh had a good season this year, but he mostly worked in relief. Wacha was a regular member of the rotation but gave up five runs in two innings against the Dodgers on Sunday night.Regardless of who starts for the Rays, the Boston bats have a good chance of winning.

Can The Tampa Bay Rays Cover The Pointspread?

In Game 1, the Rays scored two runs in the first inning and cruised to a 5-0 win over David. The Rays will look to pounce early again in Game 4 to tie the series.

Pick & Prediction: Boston Red Sox Moneyline +102

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