MLB Picks and Parlays: Rays vs Red Sox Predictions 3/15

MLB Picks and Parlays: Rays vs Red Sox Predictions 3/15

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On March 15, 2023, the Tampa Bay Rays will face off against the Boston Red Sox in a Spring Training game. Both teams are looking to fine-tune their rosters before the regular season starts, but there is still plenty at stake. In this article, we'll break down the hitting and pitching matchups for each team, look at the injuries, highlight some players to watch, and make our MLB picks and parlays prediction.

Tampa Bay Rays

Hitting:

The Rays have been hitting the ball well in Spring Training, with a team batting average of .249. Yandy Diaz has been the standout performer, batting .750 with a .857 on-base percentage and 1.500 slugging percentage. Luke Raley has been driving in runs with three home runs and 11 RBIs.

Pitching:

The Rays' pitching staff has been solid, with a team ERA of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.24. However, they will be without their ace Tyler Glasnow, who is out with an injury. The Rays will need to rely on their depth to keep the Red Sox at bay.

Boston Red Sox

Hitting:

The Red Sox have been hitting the ball even better than the Rays, with a team batting average of .256. Christian Arroyo has been their top hitter, with a .357 batting average and seven RBIs. Tyler McDonough has been impressive, batting .800 with a .800 on-base percentage and 1.400 slugging percentage.

Pitching:

The Red Sox pitching staff has struggled a bit, with a team ERA of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.37. James Paxton is also out with an injury, leaving the Red Sox with some question marks in their rotation.

Injuries:

Both teams have some key players out with injuries. Tyler Glasnow, Taylor Walls, Calvin Faucher, Colby White, and Johan Lopez are all out for the Rays. Garrett Whitlock, Brayan Bello, Connor Wong, and Justin Turner are out for the Red Sox. The depth of both teams will be tested.

Players to Watch:

For the Rays, keep an eye on Yandy Diaz and Luke Raley. For the Red Sox, watch out for Christian Arroyo and Tyler McDonough.

Prediction:

This game could go either way, but we're giving the slight edge to the Red Sox. With their potent offense and the Rays missing Tyler Glasnow, the Red Sox should be able to score enough runs to win. Our pick for this game is the Boston Red Sox.

Pick: Boston Red Sox

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