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September 11th MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 7:10 ET
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Red Sox vs. Rays On TV: ESPN
Boston Red Sox (Ryan Dempster) +122
Tampa Bay Rays (Alex Cobb) -130
The Red Sox are defying everything that we know about baseball betting at this point, and we aren’t ones to argue with them when push comes to shove. Seemingly every night, they have the lesser of the two pitchers on the mound, and tonight, that really seems to be no exception. RHP Alex Cobb is a consistent arm for Tampa Bay, as he has only allowed more than four runs in a game once all year long, and he has a 2.99 ERA. Normally speaking, that’s the stuff that makes a man like this a -200 favorite, especially against a guy like RHP Ryan Dempster, who has a 4.79 ERA for the season. However, when you look back at this Boston offense, which just set a franchise record for the most runs that it has ever scored in a three-day stretch and a four-day stretch (and that’s a lot of history to go through!), you have to be impressed. The Sox have given Dempster at least four runs of support in 12 straight games, and though the righty has absolutely nothing to do with that whatsoever, we have no reason not to believe that this won’t continue in this one. Tampa Bay is in poor form, going just 3-12 in its last 15 games, and eventually, the rest of the field is going to catch the Rays for the last Wild Card slot if this keeps up. Boston stamps the AL East with yet another win on Wednesday Night Baseball.
Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Pick: Boston Red Sox +122
Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Score Prediction: Rays 7 – Red Sox 3