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 Friday June 26th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (32-43) Boston Red Sox of the American League East Division will take the trip to the “GULFCOAST” oof the Sunshine State. For the first of a three-game series. Boston will take on the (41-33) Tampa Bay Rays also of the AL East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Red Sox are the team to beat in the AL on paper. The problem is the Red Sox have been extremely average on the field. The Tampa Bay Rays are performing at a level not many expected in 2015. The opening betting line has Tampa Bay as a -125 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven and a half runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox have won two of three, including an 8-6 loss on June 25th in a matinee. Boston is last in the AL East, nine games out of first place. The Red Sox are 15-22 away from home this season.
*Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia is the leader at the plate with a .306 batting average, a .367 on base percentage with eighty-six hits.
*Left Fielder Hanley Ramirez has a team-best fifteen “HOMERS” and Thirty-Eight RBI S.
*The Boston offense has a .395 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Clay Buchholz leads the rotation with a 3.68 ERA and ninety-one strikeouts.
*Starting Pitcher Wade Miley has a staff high seven wins.
*Boston pitching has served up seventy home runs to the opposition.
*The Red Sox return to the “BAY STATE” for a homestand on July 3rd.
*Notable injuries: Pedroia, catcher Ryan Hanigan, and Shane Victorino are all on the disabled list.
*Boston is 4-12 their last sixteen baseball games away from “FENWAY PARK”.
*Boston is only 2-6 their last eight on Friday’s.
*The Boston Red Sox are 5-5 their last ten 2015 Baseball Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total four with a push.
*The Boston Red Sox will send Right Hander Rick Porcello, who is (4-8) with a 5.61 earned run average to the mound for game one of the series. The Morristown, New Jersey native threw five innings, giving up eight hits and six runs his last start on June 20th, a 7-4 loss at Kansas City.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Boston Red Sox at 40/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have lost four of five. Tampa Bay is first in the Division, a half game in front of second-place Yankees. Tampa Bay is 19-19 at home the first three months of the season.
*Second Baseman Logan Forsythe is the leader at the plate with a .292 batting average, a .374 on base percentage and has seventy-four hits.
*Third Baseman Evan Longoria has team-high thirty-three runs batted in.
*The Rays offense has a .384 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher and “ACE” Chris Archer leads the rotation with a 2.10 ERA, one hundred and twenty-three strikeouts and nine wins.
*Relief Pitcher Brad Boxberger has a staff high nineteen saves.
*Notable injuries: Center Fielder Desmond Jennings and catcher John Jaso are on the disabled list with various ailments.
*Tampa Bay will hit the road for seven games on Friday July 3rd.
*The Rays are 7-1 their last eight following a loss.
*The betting odds over the total are 6-1-2 Tampa Bay last nine baseball games as a favorite.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total six and has a push.
*The Right Handed Alex Colome, who is (3-3) with a 4.50 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 185 pound Dominican Republic native threw seven, giving up a hit and no runs his last outing, a 1-0 road win at Cleveland on June 21st.
*The Tampa Bay Rays are 11/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
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