The Boston Red Sox haven’t gotten much from their starting rotation lately, but they’ll turn to Rick Porcello to right the ship against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Boston is allowing an average of 8.5 runs per game in their last six contests, surrendering a total of 29 during a three-game slide.
- The Red Sox are 1-6 SU in their last seven games against the Rays.
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Rays' last 11 games as home underdogs.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the Red Sox' last five games on the road against the Rays.
Chris Archer will get the nod for the Rays. Archer (4-10, 4.70 ERA) have lost six of his last seven starts in a disappointing start to the campaign. Archer surrendered six runs and eight hits in 4.5 innings to suffer a loss against Porcello and the Red Sox on April 20.
Porcello (8-2, 3.93) earned the win on April 20, giving up three runs and striking out nine over seven innings.
Tampa Bay is a brutal run line bet against good teams. In the Rays' last 14 games when facing teams with records north of .500, they've lost 13 run line bets.