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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 08/12/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Baseball Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 08/12/2021 – Tampa Bay Rays are coming off one of their most humiliating defeats after their last game against the Red Sox. The Bay Rays started out well in their series opener, but Boston ensured to strike back in their second game. The top betting websites are flourishing online as these two teams conclude their three-game series from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tampa Bay has been at the top of the AL East Division play and the Red Sox are just a couple of games behind. Both teams are battling for the division title.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays smashed eight runs from the plate in their last game, but their pitching unit had no control against a powerful batting unit. The Bay Rays gave up a total of 20 runs to the Red Sox making it one of the most embarrassing defeats of the season. Luis Patino gave up four runs in six innings against the Red Sox while Andrew Kittredge came in as their reliever. Ji Man Choi, Francisco Mejia, and Mike Zunino went deep from the plate for the Bay Rays in their losing effort.
Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 104, AB 389, R 63, H 93, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 21, RBI 77, TB 183, BB 48, SO 100, SB 3, AVG 0.239, OBP 0.327, SLG 0.47, OPS 0.797, WAR 1.8), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 100, AB 384, R 67, H 104, 2B 21, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 52, TB 177, BB 38, SO 116, SB 11, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.347, SLG 0.461, OPS 0.808, WAR 2.9).
Boston Red Sox
Boston’s offense rocked Fenway Park after their incredible performance last night. The Red Sox are back in the chase with a solid 66-50 record on the season. Boston is now three-plus games ahead of the Yankees in the third and is four-plus games behind the Bay Rays at the top. In their last two games alone, the Red Sox smashed 24 runs in total. Hunter Renfroe went deep from the plate with a three-run home run during the fourth inning. The Red Sox had seven runs in scoring position last night.
Players to watch: J.D. Martinez LF (GP 106, AB 411, R 71, H 118, 2B 30, 3B 3, HR 21, RBI 71, TB 217, BB 42, SO 106, SB 0, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.528, OPS 0.88, WAR 2.8), Rafael Devers 3B (GP 109, AB 407, R 72, H 116, 2B 29, 3B 1, HR 28, RBI 83, TB 231, BB 45, SO 104, SB 3, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.36, SLG 0.568, OPS 0.928, WAR 3.9).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
The recent MLB bets have remained in favor of the Red Sox to win this game and defeat the Bay Rays in this series. Boston is a strong team and they are all set to take out Tampa once again.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Bay Rays 2.