MLB Picks: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IApril 30, 2014

MLB Picks: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last 11 home games against the Tampa Bay Rays, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Wednesday, as the two teams prepare to play each other at Fenway Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Red Sox are minus-115 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League East series from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Tampa Bay Rays

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    Tampa Bay has dropped three games in a row, including a 7-4 defeat to Boston as plus-152 road underdogs Tuesday.

    Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer has registered a 1-2 record and 5.27 ERA in three lifetime efforts against the Red Sox.

     

Boston Red Sox

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    Boston is 1-5 at home with a money line of minus-100 to minus-125 this season, with the OVER cashing in five of those six opportunities.

    Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront is 2-3 with a 3.24 ERA in 11 career appearances (eight starts) versus the Rays.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Red Sox as one of their MLB picks, as they've won five of Doubront's last seven starts against the Rays.

    Pick: Boston Red Sox -115

     

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