Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 03/18/2022 – The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox will clash in their first spring training game that will take place from Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. Although the spring training is taken a bit light, these AL East Division foes will not want to lose a chance to show off their skills. The MLB 2022 betting picks have been updated online as these teams clash in an exciting preseason game. The regular season starts on April 7, 2022, and the first game will take place between the Yankees and Red Sox.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 03/18/2022
|When:||Friday, March 18, 1:05 PM ET|
|Where:||JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers, Florida|
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays made it to the postseason last year after clinching the AL East Division title. The Bay Rays were one of the top teams that made it to the playoffs, but they failed to progress to the end. Tampa won 100 of their 162 games last season and was way ahead of the Red Sox in second place. Tampa has a few changes to their team and they hope to make it past their opponents once more as they enter the 2022 season.
Players to watch: Wander Franco SS (GP 4, AB 19, R 5, H 7, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 4, TB 15, BB 0, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.368, OBP 0.368, SLG 0.789, OPS 1.158, WAR 0), Brandon Lowe 2B (GP 4, AB 18, R 0, H 0, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 0, BB 0, SO 9, SB 0, AVG 0, OBP 0, SLG 0, OPS 0, WAR 0).
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox came off some big wins last season, especially after their incredible postseason performance. Boston finished second in the AL East and punched their ticket to the Wild Card round with ease. The Red Sox smashed the Minnesota Twins last night with their spring training game and scored 14 runs from the plate. From the pitching end, they restricted to Twins to only one run. Boston finished their 2021 season with a 92-70 record.
Players to watch: Yolmer Sanchez 3B (GP 1, AB 3, R 1, H 2, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 2, BB 0, SO 1, SB 1, AVG 0.667, OBP 0.667, SLG 0.667, OPS 1.333, WAR 0), Jarren Duran CF (GP 1, AB 3, R 1, H 1, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 1, BB 0, SO 1, SB 0, AVG 0.333, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.667, WAR 0).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
Under is 4-0 in Rays last 4 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Under is 6-1-2 in Rays last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
Boston Red Sox
Over is 6-0 in Red Sox last 6 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-0 in Eovaldis last 4 starts during game 1 of a series.
In the last 4 home starts, Red Sox are over 4-0 in Eovaldis.
Over is 4-0 in Red Sox last 4 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Over is 5-0 in Eovaldis last 5 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
The MLB betting has been updated and the Red Sox seems to have the key to success in this game. While both teams are taking things lightly, this spring training is the best time to experiment. Take Boston to win this game against Tampa.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 4, Bay Rays 2.