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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 04/05/2021 Baseball Picks, Predictions and MLB Previews

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 04-05-2021 Baseball Picks Predictions and MLB Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 04/05/2021 – The Tampa Bay Rays will hit the road to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts to take on the Boston Red Sox in their opening game of a three-game series. The Bay Rays are coming off a successful series against the Miami Marlins and they look forward to getting past the Red Sox. Tampa won two of their three games against the Marlins, but the Red Sox are 0-3 after their unsuccessful attempts against the Baltimore Orioles. The mlb predictions 2021 is up and running as these teams battle to increase their AL East record.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 04/05/2021

When: Monday, April 5, 7:10 PM ET
Where: Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: ESPN
Stream: MLB.TV

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 04/05/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Tampa Bay Rays -1½ (+135) 9½ (EV) -115
Boston Red Sox +1½ (-155) 9½ (-120)

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Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are now sitting at the second spot in the AL East play. Tampa Bay defeated their Marlins in their opening two games. Last night, Tampa Bay gave up 12 runs and scored just seven from the plate. Mike Zunino smashed a homer for his team in their losing effort. Manuel Margot is the leader in batting with an average of .400. When it comes to home runs, Austin Meadows takes the lead with two. Tampa will turn in Michael Wacha to the mound as their starter in this game. Wacha held an ERA of 6.62 with a 1-4 record last season.

Players to watch: A. Meadows DH (GP 3, AB 11, R 3, H 3, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 2, TB 9, BB 2, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.385, SLG 0.818, OPS 1.203, WAR 0), Y. Díaz 1B (GP 3, AB 10, R 2, H 3, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 4, BB 0, SO 1, SB 0, AVG 0.3, OBP 0.364, SLG 0.4, OPS 0.764, WAR 0).

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox had a disappointing start this season after dropping all three games. The Red Sox gave up a total of 18 runs to the Orioles in their last three games. Boston scored just five runs in total this season. The Red Sox gave up 11 runs to the Orioles and scored just three in return last night. JD Martinez is the leader in batting with an average of .500. Boston will deliver Nick Pivetta as their starter against the Bay Rays. The righty held an ERA of 2.80 with 5BBs and 13 Ks last season.

Players to watch: X. Bogaerts SS (GP 3, AB 12, R 0, H 1, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 1, BB 0, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0.083, OBP 0.083, SLG 0.083, OPS 0.167, WAR 0), J.D. Martinez LF (GP 3, AB 12, R 2, H 6, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 3, TB 12, BB 0, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.5, OBP 0.5, SLG 1, OPS 1.5, WAR 0).

 

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers

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Tampa Bay Rays

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games.
Tampa Bay is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games against an opponent in the American League.

Boston Red Sox

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Boston is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against Tampa Bay.
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Boston is 0-8 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks

Boston is already a struggling team and the odds from this top bookmaker are not in their favor. The Tampa Bay Rays are stronger and they hold the key to success in this game. Back the Bay Rays to secure an easy victory against the Red Sox.

Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Bay Rays 2.