This is a critical series for the Rays if they want to stay in the Wild Card race. MLB betting odds have this matchup being Josh Beckett against Matt Garza.
MLB odds stats tell us that Beckett is 14-5 on the season with a 3.80 ERA while Garza is 7-9 with a 3.95 ERA. While the ERA for both pitchers looks good, neither is pitching well of late. Beckett has been horrible lately with a 9.82 ERA in his last three starts as MLB odds statistics show. In his last four starts he has given up 12 home runs. He has pitched well against Tampa in his career as MLB odds numbers show. In 13 career starts he is 6-4 with a 3.63 ERA as MLB odds stats indicate. At Tropicana Field, he is 1-3 with a 3.58 ERA in five starts as MLB betting odds numbers tell us.
MLB odds numbers tell us that Garza is not pitching well either. He was shelled for six runs on five hits and three walks to in his last outing against the Tigers. He has pitched well against the Red Sox though has he is 5-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 10 career starts against them. Garza has always been good in MLB odds at home as he is 11-7 with a 3.07 ERA in 29 career starts at Tropicana Field.
The Rays have done quite well of late against Boston at home, winning five of the last six in MLB odds at the online sportsbook. They won two games last month at Tropicana Field against the Red Sox in MLB odds by scores of 7-4 and 4-2.
The Red Sox have been a much better team at home than on the road this season in sports betting as they are still under .500 in MLB odds on the road. Boston wins with hitting and on the road they simply don’t score as many runs.
Tampa is far stronger at home in MLB odds but the difference is that the Rays really struggle on the road.
Six of the last ten between the two teams at Tampa Bay have gone under the MLB betting odds at the sportsbook.
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