Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 7:10 PM on ESPN, SUN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tampa Bay Rays - Archer, C (2-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Doubront, F (1-3)
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Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays and Chris Archer will face the Boston Red Sox and Felix Doubront. Both pitchers will be making their 6th starts of the season.
Chris Archer comes into this one with a record of 2 – 1 and an ERA of 4.11 after pitching to a no decision in his last outing. In that start, Archer went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) without walking a single batter while striking out 4. Last season, Archer was 9 - 7 with a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Archer lost both of his starts against the Red Sox. In 8.2 innings of work, Archer gave up 6 runs on 9 hits (including a homer) with 9 walks and 12 strikeouts. Boston’s David Ortiz is 2 for 4 against Archer with 3 RBIs.
Felix Doubront has struggled mightily this season and will bring a 1 - 3 record and an ERA of 6.00 into this one. In his last start, Doubront lasted just 2.2 innings and surrendered 7 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) with 2 walks and a strikeout. Last season, Doubront went 11 – 6 with an ERA of 4.32 in 27 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Doubront was 0 – 2 with an ERA of 2.55 in 4 starts against the Rays. Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria is 6 of 17 against Doubront with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 14-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 10-16-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Boston Red Sox
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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