Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/31/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time: 8/31/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Tropicana Field,
Address: St. Petersburg, FL
Latest Odds: TB -135 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: ESPN+

The Boston Red Sox play the second game of a four-game series on the road Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston is 75-57 following a 7-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Although Boston lost Sunday, the Red Sox won each of the first two games of the series over the Indians. Boston is third in the American League East eight games behind first place Tampa Bay.

Xander Bogaerts is batting .297 to lead Boston and the shortstop has team highs in hits with 135 and on-base percentage at .366. Third baseman Rafael Devers is leading Boston in home runs with 32 and RBIs with 96. Boston has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Tuesday's second game of a four-game series on the road with Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay is 82-48 following a 12-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Joey Wendle hit two home runs in the victory including a grand slam while driving in six runs. Tampa Bay swept Baltimore in the three-game series and the Rays have won seven straight. Tampa Bay is first in the American League East with a six-game lead over the second-place New York Yankees.

Randy Arozarena is batting .274 to lead Tampa Bay and the left fielder has a team-high 119 hits. Second baseman Brandon Lowe is the leader in home runs with 30 and designated hitter Austin Meadows is the leader in RBIs with 91. The Tampa Bay Rays have not yet announced their starting pitcher for the second game of their series at home against the Boston Red Sox.

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Betting Trends

  • Boston is 5-2 in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Red Sox last 5 on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 39-17 in its last 56
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Rays last 7 at home
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Free MLB Pick: over 8.5

Tampa Bay will pick up a victory over Boston on Tuesday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in seven of the last nine played between these two American League East rivals in Tampa Bay and in 21 of the last 29 overall between the two. Tampa Bay has scored the most runs in baseball with 696 and Boston is third in runs scored with 669. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win but our best play is OVER 8-6.

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