Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks

May 25, 2012


The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will meet on the field at Fenway Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
Alex Cobb will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Cobb is 1-0 this season with a 2.57 ERA.
It’ll be Jon Lester toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Lefthander Lester is 3-3 with a 3.95 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
The Rays were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Boston won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Orioles on May 23. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 27-18 SU
Boston: 22-22 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston’s last 25 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 26

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