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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-56) Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-48)
Date: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Undecided (BOS) vs. Ryan Yarbrough (TB)
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.
Wander Franco extended his on-base streak 30 games with a two-run single and the AL East-leading Rays won their 8th game in a row, beating Boston 6-1 Monday night.
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.
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.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are a league best 83-48 overall
- Rays are 42-23 at home
- Rays are 8-0 SU in last 8 games
- Red Sox are 75-58 overall
- Red Sox are 34-32 on the road
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Tampa Bay will be a tough challenge, as its offense should be able to comfortably handle this slumping Boston pitching staff.
Boston has won just 3 of its last 15 games against winning teams while struggling in particular against this Rays team, giving Tampa Bay some value here.
Take the surging Rays again.
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