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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/30/2021 Betting Picks, Predictions and MLB Preview
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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/30/2021 – An important four game series is all set to get underway as the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Red Sox are coming into this game while sitting at the third spot in the AL East Division play. Boston is still behind the Yankees and their battle for the division title continues. The Bay Rays are at the top of the list with an impressive record. Tampa Bay will enter this game riding a hot seven-game winning streak. The baseball betting websites are up and running with all the odds and picks of this exciting game.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/30/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox won a total of 75 games and dropped 57 in return. Boston dropped their last game against the Indians with a final score of 7-5. The Red Sox won the series with a final record of 2-1. Nick Pivetta will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty has an ERA of 4.57 with a 9-5 record on the season. Pivetta has 145 Ks in total with 57 BBs. Xander Bogaerts is the leader in batting with an average of .298 and 134 hits. Rafael Devers is the home run leader with 30 and RBI leader with 94.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 126, AB 473, R 82, H 131, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 32, RBI 96, TB 263, BB 52, SO 112, SB 4, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.556, OPS 0.908, WAR 3.5), J.D. Martinez LF (GP 122, AB 470, R 80, H 134, 2B 34, 3B 3, HR 24, RBI 83, TB 246, BB 46, SO 122, SB 0, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.349, SLG 0.523, OPS 0.872, WAR 2.7).
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays won a total of 82 games and dropped 48 in return. The Bay Rays are one of the hottest teams of the season and are all set to make it to the playoffs. Luis Patino will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty has a 4-3 record on the season with an ERA of 4.70. Randy Arozarena is the leader in batting with an average of .272. Brandon Lowe is the home run leader with 30 and Austin Meadows is the RBI leader with 89.
Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 119, AB 439, R 68, H 103, 2B 27, 3B 2, HR 22, RBI 91, TB 200, BB 55, SO 110, SB 3, AVG 0.235, OBP 0.323, SLG 0.456, OPS 0.778, WAR 1.7), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 115, AB 435, R 76, H 119, 2B 24, 3B 2, HR 17, RBI 58, TB 198, BB 44, SO 138, SB 12, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.351, SLG 0.455, OPS 0.806, WAR 2.9).
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The Red Sox have Pivetta on the mound, but the Bay Rays have a strong batting unit and they have been successful recently. The odds to win baseball lies in favor of the Bay Rays to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 5, Red Sox 4.