The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-4 as home favorites of -125 to -150 this season. This record can't be ignored when making your MLB picks Monday, as the Rays open up a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.
Sports bettors will find that the Rays are -125 favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at eight in the betting market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 games, including a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels as -165 home favorites Sunday.
Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey is 4-5 with a 6.88 ERA in nine career starts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays have won six of their last 10 games, but suffered a 10-7 setback to the Baltimore Orioles as -137 home favorites Sunday, while going OVER the betting total of 7.5 runs.
Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has compiled a 1.91 ERA and a perfect 4-0 record in six home starts this season—issuing nine walks and striking out 43 batters in 42.1 combined innings.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Tampa Bay Rays as one of their MLB picks Monday, as they've gone 8-1 in Alex Cobb's last nine starts as a favorite.
MLB Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -125
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