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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 10/7/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Thursday October 7, 2021, 8:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Latest odds
TB -182 ; Total 8
TV Channel
FS1

AL East Division rivals will clash on Thursday night, when the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays open up their AL East Division series from Tropicana Field. On Tuesday, Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber homered to power Boston to a 6-2 home victory versus New York in the American League Wild Card game. SP Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run over five plus innings to earn the win for the Red Sox.

Twenty-eight year old southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez (13-8 4.74 ERA) will head to the hill for the Red Sox in this contest. Rodriguez is 9-4 on the road and his ERA is almost a full run less away from Fenway Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays won 52 of their 81 home games during the regular season and won the AL East Division by a comfortable eight-game margin. The Rays (100-62) feature a dominant bullpen that finished third in the majors with a 3.29 ERA. 2B Brandon Lowe (39 HR) leads a powerful Tampa Bay lineup that consists of ten players that hit double digit home runs.

The Rays will counter with rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan (10-6 3.43 ERA) on Thursday. In 13 home starts, McClanahan was 7-3 with a 3.50 ERA and struck out 80 batters through 64 plus innings.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Red Sox are 4-12 in their last 16 games as a road underdog.
  • Rays are 38-13 in their last 51 games as a home favorite.
  • Over is 6-1-1 in Red Sox last 8 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 24-10-2 in the last 36 meetings.
  • Red Sox are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay.

Free MLB Pick:

OVER 8

Boston DH J.D Martinez (ankle) did not play in Tuesday’s victory and his status for this series is uncertain. Through 162 games, Boston ranks 3rd in OPS and 4th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 10th in OPS and 2nd in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 6-4.

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