Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 13 (7/13): MLB
- Jul 13, 2022, 8:46:10 AM
Credit: photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:10 p.m. EST|
|Rays money line||-170|
|Rays run line||-1.5 (+135)|
|Red Sox money line||+141|
|Red Sox run line||+1.5 (-160)|
|Over / under||7|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox|
|Home / road record||27-17||24-21|
|Last 10 record||6-4||4-6|
|Over / under record||40-43-4||37-42-9|
|Runs / game||4.11||4.69|
|Runs allowed / game||3.83||4.15|
The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 3rd game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The Rays took the narrow 3-2 victory in the second game of the series and have the lead 2-0. Chris Sale worked five scoreless innings in his season debut, but the Boston bullpen couldn't hold a two-run lead.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays get here with a 47-40 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.1 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 350 runs scored in 680 hits and 80 home runs, ranking #22 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Isaac Paredes leads the team in home runs with 13 while Yandy Diaz is batting for .299 and Randy Arozarena is leading in RBI's with 40.
Defensively they are allowing 3.8 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Shane McClanahan leads the pitching staff with a 1.73 ERA, 141 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Rays.
Probable Pitcher: Shane McClanahan (9-3, 1.73 ERA)
McClanahan will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Tampa Bay. During Friday's extra-inning loss to the Reds, McClanahan gave up a run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters in six innings. He did not factor in the decision. He has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 2.74 and 25 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Red Sox in his career.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox get here with a 47-41 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs per game. They're batting for .261 AVG, 410 runs scored in 779 hits and 85 home runs, ranking #6 in offense in the league, behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 19 home runs and 51 RBI, batting for .327 AVG while Trevor Story leads in RBI's with 58.
Defensively they are allowing 4.15 runs per game and rank #13 in the league. Nick Pivetta leads the team with 8 wins recorded with a 4.08 ERA and 100 strikeouts.
Probable Pitcher: Josh Winckowski (3-3, 4.35 ERA)
Winckowski will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Red Sox. Winckowski took the loss Thursday against the Yankees, allowing six earned runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two.
Boston Red Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Boston Red Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Tampa Bay Rays are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston..
Even with Chris Sale great performance the Red Sox couldn't beat the Rays in the second game of the series. They'll now send Josh Winckowski to the mound who was pounded by the Yankees in his last start allowing 6 runs in 5 innings pitched. The Rays have won 6 of the last 8 head to head games vs Red Sox and will send their best pitcher Shane McClanahan to start this game who has been insane this season and has allowed no more than 1 run per game in his last 6 starts. Expect a dominant performance from McClanahan and the Rays to win again.
PICK: Rays -1.5 (+135)
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