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2021 MLB Handicapping
(44-30) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (44-31)
Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Nick Pivetta (BOS) vs. Michael Wacca (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox +110 | Rays -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (+125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in the opener of their 3-game series from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Both teams come into Thursday’s game neck and neck in the race for the AL East and this week’s series will be crucial once the end of the season rolls around.
These two teams have already met for one series this season, with Boston sweeping the Rays at home at Fenway Park back in April, outscoring them 26-9 over the curse of the three games.
Wander Franco, the #1 overall prospect, looked as advertised as he hit a 3 run homer and doubled in his big league debut. It wasn’t enough as the Red Sox scored 4 runs in the 11th inning to win 9-5 and send Tampa to their 7th straight loss.
Austin Meadows, Mike Zunino and Brandon Lowe all homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays stop a 7-game losing streak by beating the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 8-2 on Wednesday night.
Boston Red Sox
After a few seasons of subpar baseball, fans have to be delighted to see the Red Sox back atop the baseball world. After a solid week Boston has moved into first place in the AL East and have the fifth-best record in baseball.
One of Boston’s main advantages all season has been their ability to stay healthy, which continues to be the case heading into the Tampa Bay series.
The Red Sox enter with one of the most dynamic offenses in baseball. They enter 3rd in runs per game, batting average, and home runs per game, and have a lineup that can make a pitcher pay throughout.
The three-headed monster of SS Xander Bogarts, 3B Rafael Devers, and DH J.D. Martinez have led the Red Sox offensively and are towards the top in the league in several statistical categories.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays spent much of May looking like the best team in baseball and sat atop the deep AL East. Of late though, it’s been more of a struggle for Tampa Bay, losers of 6 games in a row and now sit half a game back from the Boston Red Sox.
Tampa Bay has an elite pitching staff though, ranking 7th in runs allowed per game. Unfortunately, the pitching staff is incredibly beat up right now, with 3 starters and 6 relievers on the IL, with 6 of those 9 either out indefinitely or for the season.
Only Joey Wendle has hit above .300 over the last week as the team’s offensive slump continues. A spark plug could be placed in the lineup as the Rays announced over the weekend they were calling up #1 overall prospect Wander Franco. Franco, 20, is a switch-hitting infielder who has played in 39 games for Triple-A Durham, hitting .315/.367/.586 with 7 home runs and 35 RBIs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 44-30 overall
- Red Sox are 24-13 on the road
- Tampa Bay is 44-31 overall
- Tampa Bay is 20-15 at home
- Tampa Bay is 1-7 in their last 8 games
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Yesterday was a big bounce back win for the Rays as they entered the game losers of 7 straight. The offense responded in a big way, scoring 8 runs including 3 Home Runs.
I see Tampa avoiding another loss on their record here and grabbing the series win over Boston.
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