Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs. Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-56) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-48)
Date: Monday, August 30th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Luis Patino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox +105 | Rays -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox +1.5 , Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Red Sox will be in a rare spot this Monday, as they come into this game as the underdog when they play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Florida.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox come into this game on a nice 5-2 run, but they are losing ground in the division, as the Rays and the Yankees are both 9-1 in their last 10 so this will be a critical series for the Bo-Sox.
Rafael Devers has been great this season and he is coming into this one off of a game where he hit both his 31st and 32nd home run of the year and he figures to play a big role in this game if the Red Sox are going to win.
They will be missing some key pieces for this one though, as Kike Hernandez has tested positive for Covid and Hunter Renfroe is now on the bereavement list so it will be a slightly worse Red Sox batting lineup than usual.
Nick Pivetta gets the start here and although he has been pretty dependable this year, he is coming in here off of two rough starts giving up 8 runs in just 5.2 innings of work. He will be looking to bounce back here, but this Tampa Bay Rays batting lineup is no joke, so it will be interesting to see how he handles this spot.
Tampa Bay Rays
It is now an 11-1 run for the Rays in their last 12, as they look to hold on to the AL East ahead of the surging Yankees and they have been able to get the job done both with the bats and through exceptional pitching.
During those last 12 games they did get to play the Orioles 7 times, so take that for what it is worth, but this Rays team has proven to be excellent against the best teams in the league as well so they should be up for this tough task here on Monday.
Luis Patino has been good not great in his last three starts allowing 8 runs in 15 innings of work and that recent run is reflective of his season long stats, as he enters this game with a 4.53 ERA.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-1 in Red Sox last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Over is 5-2 in Red Sox last 7 overall.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Rays last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 4-1-1 in Rays last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Over is 7-3 in Rays last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 36-16-3 in Rays last 55 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Although it is not the greatest environment for run scoring, I still think this game is getting over the total, as these are two of the best batting lineups in the league who are going up against some very average pitchers. For me, this total should be in the 9.5 range, so I think we are getting some clear line value here on Monday.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
Take the over this Monday and cash in on MLB action.
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