Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday May 5th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (13-12) Tampa Bay Devil Rays of the American League East Division will be in the “BAY STATE” for the second of a three-game set. Tampa Bay will play the (12-13) Boston Red Sox also of the American League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Tampa Bay will be an average team this season. Boston is not playing up to their status in the first month of the 2015 MLB season. The opening betting line has Boston as a -130 home favorite; the betting total is 8′ runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Tampa Bay Devil Rays have lost four of six, including two in a row to Baltimore this weekend. Tampa Bay is third in the Division, three games from the top spot. Right Fielder Steven Souza and Second Baseman Logan Forsythe are the team’s offensive leaders. Third Baseman Evan Longoria has a .386 on-base percentage, which leads the team. The Devil Rays have a .230 team batting average. Tampa Bay Pitchers are holding the opposition to .214 at the plate. Tampa Bay play three in Boston before heading back home for a homestand on May 7th. Center Fielder Desmond Jennings is on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury. Catcher John Jaso is on the 60-day unable to perform list with a bad wrist. The betting odds under the total are 8-0 Tampa Bay last eight baseball games against The American League East. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are 6-4 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total nine times. Tampa Bay will send “LEFTY” Drew Smyly (0-0) with a 3.38 ERA to the pitchers mound for game two of the series. The Arkansas native threw six innings, giving up four hits and two runs in his last start on April 29th, a 3-2 win at the Yankees. The betting odds under the total are 18-7 the last twenty-five meetings between the teams in “BEANTOWN”. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are 17/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox have lost four of five, including going 0-3 at home over the weekend against the Yankees. Boston is fourth in the Division, 4-gams out of first place. Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval is leading the offense with a .326 batting average, twenty-nine hits, and a .400 on-base percentage. Left Fielder Hanley Ramirez has hit ten home runs, and twenty-two RBI S. Boston is hitting .243 as a team. Red Sox pitching allows opponents .262 at the plate. Boston starts a 10-game road trip on Friday May 8th in Toronto. Right Fielder Shane Victorino is out until the middle of May with a hamstring injury. Boston is 5-11 their last sixteen baseball games on Tuesday’s. The Boston Red Sox are 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. Boston will have Right Hander Rick Porcello (2-2) with a 5.34 ERA on the hill for the second game of the series. The former Detroit Tigers pitcher threw seven innings, giving up two hits and a run in a 4-1 home win against Toronto on April 29th. The betting odds over the total are 21-10 Boston last thirty-one baseball games overall. The Boston Red Sox are 16/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.