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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/04/2020 MLB Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/04/2020 – A new three-game series is all set to get underway as Boston Red Sox take on Tampa Bay Rays from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Boston Red Sox were swept off by the Yankees in their last three games leaving them to remain at the bottom of the AL East division. The Red Sox hold a 3-7 overall record and they look forward to making a change against the Bay Rays. On the other hand, Tampa Bay lost their last three games against Baltimore Orioles and they continue to remain at the fourth spot in the AL East with a 4-6 record. Picks and predictions of this game are available on baseball online websites.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/04/2020
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox had a bad start and they failed to keep the momentum when they declined further to their opponents. Boston is on a three-game losing streak and they were only able to tie their four-game series against the Mets. Last night, Boston scored seven runs off the plate but surrendered nine to the Yankees. As a whole team, Boston is hitting a clip of .257 at the plate with an average of 4.6 runs per game. Christian Vasquez takes the lead for his team with a batting average of .257, nine runs and four homers. Boston will turn in Nathan Eovaldi as their starting pitcher in this game. Eovaldi held a 2-1 record last season with 70 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.99.
Players to watch: R. Devers 3B (GP10 AB38 R7 H8 2B4 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB15 BB1 SO12 SB0 AVG0.211 OBP0.25 SLG0.395 OPS0.645 WAR0), J. Peraza 2B (G P9 AB36 R2 H9 2B2 3B0 HR0 RBI3 TB11 BB0 SO5 SB0 AVG0.25 OBP0.27 SLG0.306 OPS0.576 WAR0)
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays had an unexpected loss against the Baltimore Orioles in their last series. The Bay Rays struggled equally from both sides of the game. In their last outing, Baltimore smashed five runs and restricted Tampa to just one. The Bay Rays are currently on a five-game losing streak and this might be their best chance for a comeback. Tampa Bay will need to focus on getting those extra runs if they want to get past their opponents. The Bay Rays are yet to play some of the bigger teams this season. On Tuesday, Charlie Morton will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher against the Red Sox. Morton held a 16-6 record last season with 240 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.05.
Players to watch: B. Lowe 2B (GP10 AB35 R6 H10 2B3 3B2 HR2 RBI8 TB23 BB4 SO11 SB0 AVG0.286 OBP0.375 SLG0.657 OPS1.032 WAR0), H. Renfroe RF (GP10 AB33 R4 H6 2B1 3B0 HR2 RBI7 TB13 BB2 SO9 SB0 AVG0.182 OBP0.229 SLG0.394 OPS0.623 WAR0).
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
Both teams are in desperate need of a victory here. The baseball betting over under rules have made things easy for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams. Back the Red Sox to win this within a low scoring game.
Score Prediction: Boston Red Sox 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3.