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2021 MLB Handicapping
(69-44) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (65-50)
Date: Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Drew Rasmussen vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays | Red Sox
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays , Red Sox
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to extend their lead atop the AL East this Thursday, as they head out to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox in an interesting looking matchup.
Tampa Bay Rays
There really is not much that needs to be said about the Tampa Bay Rays, as they are once again a front runner to win the World Series and with the consistency they have produced in recent seasons they do deserve to finally get over the hump and win the big one.
The Rays now are backing up their unreal pitching staff with a better than average batting lineup, as this team not only has excellent players at the top of the order, but also have plenty of depth which will certainly help come playoff time.
The only real concern I have with the Rays team is if this offense is sustainable over the long term, as this team has managed to score the third most runs in the league with 578, but they have managed to do that with the 20th best average in the league at .236.
Drew Rasmussen gets the call to the hill here and he will get an awfully tough test here against a Boston Red Sox team who can score runs against basically anyone with their elite offense. Rasmussen has an ERA in the mid 4’s which is pretty decent although it is over a very limited sample size, so it will be interesting to see how he does in this spot.
Boston Red Sox
It was all going so well for the Boston Red Sox just a couple weeks ago, and now they find themselves in second place in the division 5 games back of this Thursday’s opponents after a 3-12 run which has just sucked the life out of this team and we don’t really know how bad this run could get at this point.
The Boston Red Sox do not have a listed pitcher here, so keep an eye on the news prior to pitch here, but it is a bit concerning as the Red Sox starting rotation has only produced 28 quality starts this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 15-5 in their last 20 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 62-26 in their last 88 vs. American League East.
- Red Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series.
- Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Red Sox are 2-10 in their last 12 overall.
- Red Sox are 1-8 in their last 9 vs. American League East.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
It is awfully tough to trust this Red Sox team at this point even if they are going up against a relatively new pitcher in Drew Rasmussen who might be able to do enough to put the Rays in a position to win here. The Rays bats will also likely be in a good spot in terms of batting and I can see them go toe to toe with this Red Sox offense in order to pick up the win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Rays Moneyline
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