Boston Aims to Keep Online MLB Wagering Win Streak GoingPosted by: Mike Davis
August’s lack of sports betting diversity makes this Wednesday the perfect online MLB wagering opportunity. Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s betting results, before going over any eye-catching lines for today’s action.
Tuesday’s Online MLB Wagering Results
Tuesday’s MLB action got kicked off by the Pittsburgh Pirates, who picked up a quick 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Afterwards, fans witnessed the Miami Marlins avenge their Monday night loss to the Nats by defeating Washington 7-3.
The Toronto Blue Jays, despite being at the bottom of the division, dodged a loss to New York. Instead beating the Yanks 4-2, proving there’s still a little kick left in Toronto.
The San Diego Padres faced Cincinnati and handed the Reds a 7-3 loss.
The first shocker of the day came from the New York Mets, who handed the Texas Rangers a 5-4 loss to shock the nation.
The Cleveland Indians build upon their AL Central lead by beating the Colorado Rockies 4-1.
The first blowout of the day came from the Minnesota Twins, who blew the Brewers out of the water 11-4. Similarly, the Cardinals beat the Royals 10-3.
One of the best contests, albeit low-scoring, came from the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2-zip to keep their lead atop the East strong.
The Sox will face the Rays once again this Wednesday. Let’s take a look at what the sportsbook odds are predicting for this evening’s match.
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Wednesday, August 9th
When: 7:08 pm ET
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
Series: Game 2 of 2-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Online MLB Wagering Odds:
Boston Red Sox –1 ½ (+135) 8 ½ (-110) -119
Tampa Bay Rays +1 ½ (-155) 8 ½ (-110) +109
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox come into this contest sporting a 64-49 record that lands the franchise the top spot in the AL East. Boston comes into Wednesday’s contest riding an impressive 7-game win streak that has allowed the Red Sox to create some separation atop the division. The Sox currently have a 4-game lead over 2nd place New York and a 6 ½ game lead over the third place Tampa Bay Rays.
The Red Sox walked away with Game 1 of the series, 2-nothing. Boston will be looking for similar results this evening, and to help them get it the AL East leaders will be sending Rick Porcello to the mound. Last year’s Cy Young award recipient is 5-14 on the season with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Porcello has nearly three times as many losses as he does wins and he has posted a whopping 8.44 ERA in his last 5.1 innings pitched. So, players betting on baseball Wednesday night might want to avoid favoring the Sox, considering who their starting.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays swim into this contest flashing a 58-56 record that ranks them third in the AL East, 6 ½ games behind the division leading Red Sox and 2 ½ games behind 2nd place New York. Tampa Bay has been struggling to maintain their footing in the second half of the season, and is coming dangerously close to flirting with a losing record.
Jake Odorizzi will get the start from the Rays. Odorizzi is 6-4 on the season with a 4.47 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Odorizzi hasn’t started in the last week, so online MLB wagering know he’s coming in well-rested.