We’re always trying to make the most money possible off of the MLB odds each and every night, and here in the playoffs is definitely not an exception. Join us on Tuesday, as we make our Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash in the ALDS Game 4.
October 8th MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Game 4
Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 8:30 ET
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Red Sox vs. Rays On TV: TBS
Boston Red Sox (Jake Peavy) -105
Tampa Bay Rays (Jeremy Hellickson) -105
Unless you’re a huge believer in mojo, the Rays really aren’t in great shape at this point. Yes, they have had every call go against them from the umpires in the first three games of this series, but they haven’t been the better team, and they probably weren’t the better team on Monday either. They found a way to win because of the long ball, and it is entirely possible that that is the story once again. However, we know that this time of year, you can’t live and die with the big flies, and it’s only a matter of time until it catches up. The rest of the lineup just isn’t producing hits, and the opportunities that are there largely aren’t being capitalized on. RHP Fernando Rodney can’t throw strikes to save his life, and OF Wil Myers was hurt last night, and that’s really just the beginning. The biggest problem for Tampa Bay is that RHP Jeremy Hellickson is going to be on the mound. Hellickson was clearly the worst starter that the Rays had this year on a consistent basis, and the fans are going to be hoping that he is on a very short leash in this game. RHP Jake Peavy meanwhile, was brought here to Boston to get the job done in games just like this one, and this is a situation in which he should really shine. We have a big time appreciation for the grit that the Red Sox have shown, and as long as they can keep the ball down and keep it in the park, there is no reason not to believe that this one won’t ultimately be the end of it all for Tampa Bay this year.
Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Pick: Boston Red Sox -105
Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Score Prediction: Red Sox 5 – Rays 2