The 2013 MLB betting season is finishing up here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make more of our patented MLB picks for one of our favorite times of year. On Monday night, the Boston Red Sox will be led onto the field by Clay Buchholz, as they visit the Tampa Bay Rays, who will be countering with Alex Cobb in the ALDS Game 3. The first pitch from Tropicana Field is set to be thrown out at 6:00 p.m. ET
Monday Baseball Picks: Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Game 3
Date: Monday, October 7th, 6:00 ET
Location: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, FL
Red Sox vs. Rays On TV: TBS
Boston Red Sox (Clay Buchholz) +100
Tampa Bay Rays (Alex Cobb) -106
Don’t the Rays just feel like they are done in this series? Though Tampa Bay had its chances in Game 2 to come back and win, it was literally always in chase mode from the very first inning, and it never really had a chance to be victorious. The offense isn’t coming up with clutch hits when it needs to, the bullpen hasn’t been good at all, and things just generally aren’t working right. This was the feel of the 2008 World Series as well when Tampa Bay was beaten in four out of five by the Phillies in a series that saw very little offense ever come to fruition.
About the only good thing that we’ll say for the Rays is that they are back at home where they haven’t played a game in two weeks. The road trip has been long and tiresome, and it has had stops in New York, Toronto, Arlington, Cleveland, and Boston. Perhaps that can spark the team, but we really don’t think so. RHP Clay Buchholz has been unhittable this year, and the extra time off will really help out his prospects in this game. RHP Alex Cobb has been great, and he was a fantastic pitcher all season long. He has only allowed three runs in his last four starts, but he wasn’t as good as 6.2 scoreless innings suggests against the Indians in the Wild Card Game. Cobb will get knocked around early, and once the Rays fall behind, they are destined to be beaten and swept.
Red Sox @ Rays Game 3 Pick 10/7/13: Boston Red Sox +100
Red Sox @ Rays Game 3 Score Prediction: Red Sox 5 – Rays 3