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2021 MLB Handicapping
(2-2) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (1-3)
Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Nathan Eovaldi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -105 | Red Sox -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +1.5 , Red Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
An AL East showdown awaits this Wednesday, as the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox matchup at Fenway Park.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays started off the season pretty well winning their first two games, but have since lost both of their last two including the first game of this season series to the Red Sox by a score of 11-2.
Tampa’s batters really struggled against Nick Pivetta in that game, but it may have been a bit more luck then anything, as the Rays batters made some solid contact at times, so it will be interesting to see whether or not they can bounce back here as a unit and put up the necessary offense to get the W.
Ryan Yarbrough was solid last time out against the Miami Marlins striking out 3 batters and allowing no runs in a game where he threw 65 pitches, so it remains to be seen how long he will be allowed to go here against the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox
I do not believe the Red Sox will be contenders ere in 2021, but I also did not expect them to get swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the opening series of the year which is hopefully not a sign of things to come for Red Sox fans.
The guy who has been getting the job done with the bat this year has been J.D. Martinez for the Sox, as the left fielder has started out the year hitting .533 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI’s and given the way this Red Sox batting lineup has diminished over the years a bounce back year for Martinez could do this team a world of good.
Nathan Eovaldi will get the start here, and he was certainly not the reason his team lost the last time he pitched, as he comes into this mathcup with a 1.69 ERA and off the back of a quality start nearly getting a full 6 innings pitched.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 7-1 in their last 8 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
- Rays are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series.
- Rays are 18-8 in their last 26 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Red Sox are 16-38 in their last 54 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Red Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Red Sox are 7-21 in their last 28 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rays are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Boston.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
Like I said at the start of this article, I do not think this Red Sox team is very good, and I certainly do not think they should be basically a 50/50 proposition against a Rays team who just went to the World Series.
The pitching matchup is pretty even, but the moment this game gets into the bullpens the Rays will have a huge advantage and that is the main reason I like the Rays here. I would also be willing to talk Yarbrough slightly in this spot despite it being close and the Rays also have had the Red Sox number over their last 16 games winning 13 of those contests.
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