Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Buchholz, C (1-2) vs. (R) Odorizzi, J (2-1)
The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 3-9 in Buchholz's last 12 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 in Buchholz's last 6 starts during game 3 of a series. The over is 6-0 in the Red Sox last 6 during game 3 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 games after losing the first 2 games of a series and 15-7 in their last 22 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. They are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The over is 6-1 in the Rays last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Head-to-head, the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and 7-3-1 in Buchholz's last 11 road starts vs. Rays. The Red Sox are 3-7 in Buchholz's last 10 starts vs. Rays.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Boston Red Sox is 0.4
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Tampa Bay Rays is -0.9
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
04/06/15 P Edwin Escobar Shoulder 15-day DL (3/29)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Tampa Bay Rays
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder 15-day DL (4/16)
04/09/15 1B James Loney Oblique 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/06/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Jake McGee Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 SS Nick Franklin Oblique 15-day DL (3/27)
04/04/15 P Alex Colome Pneumonia 15-day DL (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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