Red Sox vs Rays Matchup Preview

If you believe in baseball betting miracles, go ahead and bet the Red Sox to rally for the AL Wild Card. If you only believe in betting one game at a time, check this out. It is now or never for the Boston Red Sox. If they are to have any chance of catching Tampa Bay for the Wild Card spot then they simply have to win again on Wednesday night.

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They probably won’t catch the Rays anyway, but at least they would have some hope. It is a great pitching matchup on Wednesday night on ESPN with Matt Garza going for the Rays while Clay Buchholz goes for Boston. Check out the current Red Sox Rays odds for this game at Bovada. Garza is 14-7 on the MLB betting season for Tampa Bay with a 3.46 ERA. He normally is a workhorse but last time out he went just 5 1/3 innings against Baltimore. Garza has been excellent lately going 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in his last three starts. He has had a lot of success against Boston going 7-3 with a 3.48 ERA in his career. Buchholz is 15-6 on the season for Boston with a 2.25 ERA. He is definitely in the discussion for the American League Cy Young. The Red Sox are going for broke in this series against the Rays and Buchholz will start on three day’s rest for the first time in his career.

That is definitely a concern but Buchholz has been Boston’s best pitcher and this is a must-win game. Buchholz is 1-1 with a 1.47 ERA in his last three starts. He is 3-2 in his career against Tampa Bay with a 1.81 ERA. Tampa Bay has been very good on Wednesday’s. They are 17-6 in their last 23 Wednesday games. The one concern is that they are 2-6 in their last 8 road baseball betting games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 4-0 in Garza’s last 4 starts. The Rays are 12-3 in Garza’s last 15 starts vs. the Red Sox. The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Red Sox are 7-1 in Buchholz’s last 8 home starts. If you like the total then you might be considering the under but you should be aware that the Over is 5-1 in the Rays last 6 road games. The game could still be low scoring though as the Under is 21-8-1 in Garza’s last 30 road starts. The Under is 5-2-1 in the Red Sox last 8 home games. The Under is 4-0 in Buchholz’s last 4 starts overall. Up to 295% in Total Bonuses from Bovada : Up to 100% Casino Deposit Bonus Up to 100% Casino Reload Up to 30% on Initial Deposit 30% Reload Bonus 20% Buddy Referral 10% Casino Rebate 5% Horse Rebate

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