It will be a battle between two playoff contenders on Thursday July 25th as the Tampa Bay Rays will conclude a four game series against the Boston Red Sox in AL East division play from Major League Baseball. The Rays and Red Sox will get things started from Boston at 7PM Eastern Time and you can catch all of the action live on the MLB Extra Innings channel. For up to date MLB odds pay a visit to Top Bet sportsbook.
The MLB betting odds from this AL East clash have the home side Boston Red Sox favored by –130 odds with the take back on the road underdog Tampa Bay Rays at +120 odds. The over under line has come in at 9 runs. Bettors who chose to play on the Boston Red Sox on the run line and to lay the –1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds for their wager. Bettors who choose the +1 ½ run head start with the Tampa Bay Rays will have to lay –170 odds for their run line wager.
The starting pitchers for the series finale will be Jeremy Hellickson for the Tampa Bay Rays as he will oppose John Lackey for the Red Sox. Hellickson enters play on Thursday with a record of 9-3 in 20 starts with an ERA of 4.62 and WHIP of 1.21. Lackey is 7-7 in 14 starts with an ERA of 2.95 and WHIP of 1.16. Hellickson has been in outstanding form as the Ray’s right hander has given up two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Tampa Bay has been playing very well of late as the club has won seven of their past eight games and are tied currently in the loss column with the Boston Red Sox with a record of 60-42 in the standings. In his first start since the All Star break Lackey was roughed up for four earned runs and ten hits in 6 1/3rd innings in a home loss to the light hitting New York Yankees. Tampa Bay has won two of the three games played in this series after they defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday by the score of 5-1 as a –108 betting odds favorite. In game one of this series Tampa Bay shutout the Red Sox 3-0 behind a nine inning complete game by Matt Moore.
With our MLB pick for Thursday we will play on the Tampa Bay Rays at +120 odds against the Boston Red Sox. Before getting down on this selection be sure to give a peak to some sportsbook reviews.