Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tyler Glasnow.
Betting odds: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
- Over/Under: 9
- First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
- Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow (1-2, 3.97 ERA) vs. David Price (12-6, 3.75 ERA)
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record: 80-52-3, +22.45 units
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers-Twins Under 8.5, Boyd vs. Gibson (loss)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
Well, only one day after receiving a very fortunate break in my Thursday night play, the betting gods quickly took it right back in dealing a bad beat — my third in the last eight days.
Last night’s Tigers-Twins under 8.5 lost with one strike to go, thanks to .180-hitting Ronny Rodriguez and Twins manager Paul Molitor, who inexplicably went with Matt Magill to close out the game. Those are the most painful beats, but instead of dwelling on them, let’s get into Saturday.
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In any given season, pursuing an under at hitter-friendly Fenway Park can be a daunting task. In 2018, when the Red Sox are baseball’s highest-scoring team by a wide margin, it may border on lunacy.