Red Sox Rays has fascinating story lines to go with the potential for big profit. A 20 loss season for a pitcher is something special as in we do not see it everyday. There is little reason why a 52-71 team keeps trotting him out there when Chris Archer is near 160 IP and it is not the end of August. They kept him past the trade deadline so why not preserve him for next season. All of this and the bet itself on the game right now from your friends at HRWager.
Red Sox Rays : Archer’s Momentum
Hard to say that a 16 loss pitcher has momentum in a career worst year but look at his last three starts.
- 25 K’s to 4 BB
- WHIP of 0.93
- ERA under three
Not the numbers of someone that throws in the towel but it has to be disheartening to have been as good as he was and have 2016 haunt him like this. He is facing the second best punching bag on Boston not named David Price. Clay Buchholz takes the bump as the Red Sox are now tied atop the AL Central. All of this and the Red Sox open as a road dog at +100 and the betting has gone against them in the overnights.
Clay is a Curious Case
Laugh all you want but he has slung it against the Rays over the course of his career. Ran into the revelation that with ten or more starts, he has the second best ERA of any starter against the Tampa franchise. Problem is that he can not strike many out so the easy at bats are beyond him. Not bad momentum in the last three but can a 4.30 ERA cut it against Archer tonight?
8-2 in their last ten with Clay’s domination of the franchise. Hard to bet against a +110 Boston ML against the sad Rays even with Archer slinging. Do not bet the five inning line on Boston. Rays on that. However for our money, take Boston +110 here. Game has meaning for one team and too many factors run well for the Red Sox tonight. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at the HRW.