Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 3-18-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Blue Rays (1st in AL East last season) will be in collision with the Boston Red Sox (2nd in AL East last season) in the Spring Training Tournament at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.

 

Tampa Bay ended their regular season campaign with a 100-62 record and an average of 5.3 runs per match that ranked 2nd in the league last year. The Rays topped all teams at 100-62 in the American League East Division with a .617 team percentage and a home record of 52-29 last season.

 

Tampa Bay won a three-game set at 2-1 versus the New York Yankees but lost the closing game of the regular season on October 4, 2021. The Rays made 5 hits but earned zero runs while also controlling the Yankees’ bats in allowing them just one run on 4 hits in the final inning.

 

Starting Pitcher Michael Wacha recorded only one hold and awarded one base on balls with 2 strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work.

 

Tampa Bay made a total of 857 runs and marked an on-base percentage of .321 while hitting the ball out of the field 222 times with 810 RBIs.

 

The Blue Rays ended up with a team batting average of .242 and a slugging percentage of .428 while accumulating a total of 1,542 strikeouts and awarded 585 bases on balls. Tampa Bay recorded an ERA of 3.67 that ranked 4th in MLB and a WHIP of 1.17 in the previous season.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 3/18/2022

 

The Boston Red Sox ended last season with a 92-70 record in their scorebook and an average of 5.12 runs per outing that ranked 4th in MLB. The Red Sox took 3rd place at 92-70 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .568 and 8.0 games behind the leader Tampa Bay Rays.

 

Boston defeated the Washington Nationals at 3-0 (4-2, 5-3, 7-5) in the closing three-game competition last season. In the final match last October 4, the Red Sox nailed a total of 7 runs on 13 hits while stopping the offense of the Nats in the 6th up to the last inning with only 5 runs on 7 hits.

 

3B Rafael Devers led the offense for Boston with 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 RBIs in the victory. Starting Pitcher Chris Sale led the pitching staff with 4 holds, 2 earned runs, and awarded 3 BBs but struck 7 batters out in 2.1 innings of play.

 

The Red Sox recorded a total of 219 home runs with 783 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .449 while striking out batters on 1,386 occasions that ranked 20th in the major league.

 

Boston also awarded 512 bases on balls and acquired a total of 829 runs with a total of 1,434 base hits while building up a batting average of .261 and an on-base percentage of .328. The Red Sox’ pitching staff posted 4.26 ERA and a WHIP of 1.378.            

 

Tampa Bay Blue Rays vs. Boston Red Sox. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Boston Red Sox. The Blue Rays have better credentials than the Red Sox but Tampa Bay does not have a legitimate starting pitcher in this match and Boston has Nathan Eovaldi on board. Prediction: The Boston Red Sox will win 6-2. 

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, FL

 

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

 

TV: MLB TV

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Boston Red Sox -115

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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