Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (76-58) vs Boston Red Sox (67-70)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Jeffrey Springs (7-4) (2.62) vs Nick Pivetta (9-10) (4.37)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -160 / Boston Red Sox +135 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

The Boston Red Sox are 67-70 this season and have lost two games in a row. Boston has lost the first two games of this series by scores of 4-3 and 8-4. The Boston pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average this season. The Red Sox offense has scored 624 runs with a .259 batting average and a .319 on base percentage. Rafael Devers is batting .289 with 25 home runs and 73 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Nick Pivetta, who is 9-10 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 150.1 innings pitched this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 76-58 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Prior to winning the first two games of this series, Tampa Bay won two out of the three games played in their series against the Yankees. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.27 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Rays offense has scored 574 runs with a .243 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .268 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Jeffrey Springs, who is 7-4 with a 2.62 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 106.2 innings pitched this season.

Boston is 5-2 in their last 7 games and 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2 in Boston’s last 7 games against a left-handed starter. Tampa Bay is 18-5 in their last 23 games and 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The under is 4-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 6 games. Boston is 0-8 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay has been playing great baseball over the last month or two and finds themselves just 4.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. Boston is out of contention for the playoffs and has been very inconsistent this season. Tampa Bay will turn to Jeffrey Springs in this game, who has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts. For the Red Sox, Nick Pivetta has allowed eight runs over his last 20.2 innings pitched. I like the under in this game.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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