Can we all agree that the American League East gives the most consistent entertainment? Everyone loves to hate the Yankees and Sox, unless you love them. The Rays are like the really hot chick that lacks confidence because she grew up poor, the Jays are Canada’s team and the Orioles = Cal Ripken. It’s also a great division to bet on.
Game: Tampa Bay Rays (16-9, RL 16-9) at Boston Red Sox (11-15, RL 8-18)
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Current Line: BOS -135 Total: 8.5
TV Coverage: FS Sun, NESN
Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton (2-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. David Price (1-1, 3.75 ERA)
Yesterday’s game at Fenway was rained out, and there’s a slight chance of a late afternoon shower today with temps around 55 (13C). The wind is supposed to pick up around game time to 25 MPH (40 KM) helping the ball get out of the park, blowing slightly from left to right.
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Two veterans take the bump, with Charlie Morton and David Price. Price has been great his last two times out, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs in 12 innings of work. His two starts before that, he gave up 8 earned runs on 12 hits. He did K 10 Rays in his last outing in Tampa last Sunday.
Charlie got knocked around by these Sox his last time out, giving up 5 hits and 5 runs while striking out 9 and walking 2 in 6 innings of work in the 6-5 loss last Saturday. A quick look at Boston batters vs. Morton paints a picture of offense, with Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce and Xander Bogaerts combining for a .434 average in 42 ABs.
8.5 is too low with these two well rested after a rainout yesterday. You can book it!
MLB Free Pick: Rays @ Red Sox OVER 8.5
Free pick by Joe Berra
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