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The American League East is really running away with the division. They own 4 of the top 6 overall records, and on Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox close out their 3-game set in Boston. After the Red Sox won the first game 4-0, Tamp was able to double up Boston behind a strong showing from the bullpen who ate up 5 innings or work.
Pivetta did not have his best stuff allowing 8 hits and 7 earned runs through 5.2 innings of work. Xander Bogaerts provided much of the Red Sox offense, and on Wednesday night he will need more help.
The BetMGM Sportsbook has the Red Sox as -130 favorites, while the Rays are +105. A $100 wager on the Red Sox wins you $76.92. The same $100 on the Rays will yield $105. The BetMGM Sportsbook is offering your first bet risk free up to $1,000 when you sign up using the VIBONUS code.
The pitching matchup is the most interesting story line of today game. Corey Kluber will take the hill for the Rays and comes into the game with a 3.91 ERA. He has mostly been consistent, with 13 of his starts allowing 3 earned runs or fewer. Last time out he struggled with command, allowing 5 earned runs in just 3 innings of work.
The Red Sox will counter with Brayan Bello. According to MLB.com, he is the Boston Red Sox's number 3 prospect. He is their best pitching prospect. In 9 minor league outings for the WooSox, Bello is 6-2 with a 2.81 ERA spanning 51.1 innings. Bello will feature 3 main pitches with a fastball topping out at about 98 MPH. Bello has worked hard in the minor to increase the velocity, in 2018 the fastball was topping out at just 93 MPS. He also has a changeup and slider around the high 80’s.
Another betting option for this game is the total which is currently set to 9. The odds slightly favor the over with a -120 price, while the under is +100. A $100 wager on the under will yield $100 in profit. The Rays are 7-3 in their last 10 games to the over. The Red Sox have split the over and under in their last 10 games.
Boston plays in a hitter friendly park, and even though these two have seen 3 unders in their last 5 meetings, it’s a different story in Boston. When these two have met up in Boston, the over has been reached 16 of the last 21 games.
The BetMGM Sportsbook is a great place to start wagering. The AL East Divisional game a great game to place a wager, whether it’s a side or total. When signing up you must use the VIBONUS code to receive the promotional offer. Your first bet can be risk free up to $1,000. Until next time, enjoy the ride!