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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 09/06/2021 MLB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 09/06/2021 – AL East Division foes Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox are all set to clash in an exciting three-game series. The Bay Rays are dominating the top of their division and are all set to take out the Red Sox. The Yankees are ahead of Boston at the second and this is an important series for the Red Sox. The cbs MLB picks have predicted a winner for this entertaining game based on the betting odds and lines. Boston remains at third in the AL East and they look forward to rebounding from their last defeat.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 09/06/2021
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays hold the second-best record in the majors alongside the Dodgers. The Bay Rays have won 86 games and dropped 51 in return. Tampa Bay is six-plus games ahead of the Yankees. The Bay Rays dropped their last game against the Minnesota Twins with a final score of 6-5. Ryan Yarbrough will take the mound here as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding an 8-4 record on the season with an ERA of 4.50 and 140 Ks in total. Randy Arozarena continues to lead with Austin Meadows and Brandon Lowe.
Players to watch: Brandon Lowe 2B (GP 128, AB 455, R 82, H 105, 2B 25, 3B 0, HR 32, RBI 79, TB 226, BB 61, SO 149, SB 6, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.332, SLG 0.497, OPS 0.829, WAR 3.1), Austin Meadows DH (GP 122, AB 452, R 70, H 107, 2B 28, 3B 2, HR 22, RBI 94, TB 205, BB 55, SO 111, SB 3, AVG 0.237, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.454, OPS 0.776, WAR 1.7).
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox had it all and lost it all after consecutive defeats. Boston was unable to do much against the Bay Rays in their last series but they hope to make a change in this game. The Red Sox will turn in Chris Sale to the mound as their starter in this game. Sale is holding a 3-0 record on the season with an ERA of 2.53, 24 Ks, and five BBs. Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and JD Martinez as their leaders in batting. Boston will need to step up on their performance to get past the Yankees.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 132, AB 499, R 84, H 137, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 33, RBI 100, TB 272, BB 53, SO 121, SB 4, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.348, SLG 0.545, OPS 0.893, WAR 3.6), J.D. Martinez LF (GP 127, AB 495, R 81, H 140, 2B 35, 3B 3, HR 24, RBI 85, TB 253, BB 48, SO 132, SB 0, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.511, OPS 0.857, WAR 2.4).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
Take the Red Sox to win this game and cover the spread with Sale on the mound. Boston has also won most of their games at home. The best MLB bets tonight favor the Red Sox to take out the Bay Rays in this opener.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Bay Rays 2.