Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/28/2014
Tuesday, April 29, 7:10 PM on SUN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tampa Bay Rays - Bedard, E (0-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Lackey, J (3-2)
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Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will give the ball to Erik Bedard as they take on the Boston Red Sox and John Lackey. Bedard will make his 3rd start as Lackey makes his 6th.
Erik Bedard got his first decision of the season in his last start and that decision was a loss. Bedard went just 4 innings and surrendered 4 runs on 5 hits along with 5 walks while striking out 3. The outing left Bedard at 0 – 1 with an ERA of 7.45. Last season, he made 26 starts and 6 relief appearances with the Houston Astros and compiled a record of 4 – 12 with a save and an ERA of 4.59.
In 2013, Bedard faced the Red Sox just once and it wasn’t pretty. He took the loss after going just 3 innings and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits (including 3 home runs). His ERA was 15.00, which was his highest against any team in 2013. Boston’s A.J. Pierzynski is batting .429 against Bedard with 2 homers and 4 RBIs.
John Lackey won his last start and that improved his record to 3 – 2 with a 4.22 ERA. In that outing, Lackey pitched 8 innings and allowed 1 run on 7 hits without walking anyone and striking out 11. Last year, Lackey was 10 – 13 with an ERA of 3.52 in 29 starts.
In 2013, Lackey was 0 – 1 with an ERA of 8.10 in 2 starts against Tampa Bay. In 10 innings of work, he allowed 9 runs on 19 hits. Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria is 10 of 31 against Lackey with 3 doubles, 2 homers and 5 RBIs when facing Lackey.
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 Boston
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