The Tampa Bay Rays in the Boston Red Sox will meet on Friday for a series from Tampa. All odds for all sports can be found conveniently at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rays have really slipped in the standings lately and are of risk to vanish from the race completely. They are 7.5 games behind the Yankees and will look to get the second-half off to a good start at home. They will send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound who has lost his last five decisions, but is pitching to a respectable 3.41 ERA for the season.
The Boston Red Sox are sitting in last place in the division, 9.5 games in back of the Yankees. The starting staff has struggled all season to find consistency and Franklin Morales will look to get them back on track starting on Friday night. Morales pitched mostly out of the bullpen this year and has a 3.50 ERA and 46 innings of work.
Tampa Bay is 1-4 in their last five game one of a series, 105 in their last six home games against a left handed starter, and 1-4 in Hellickson’s last five starts. Boston is 1-4 in their last five road games, 1-5 in their last six games following an off day, and 0-5 in their last five game one of a series. Boston is 1-4 in their last five games in Tampa Bay.
Both of these teams are coming off some very poor play All-Star break, which makes this game tough to pick. We’ll take the slight underdog in the Red Sox in this game on the money line and prior to wagering read a sports book review.