Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 9/2/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time: 9/2/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Tropicana Field
Latest Odds: TB -151 Total 8
TV Channel: MLBN

AL East Division rivals will clash on Thursday night, when the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays wrap up their series from Tropicana Field. The Red Sox (76-59) are two games above .500 on the road and hold a two-game lead over Oakland in the race for the final AL Wild Card spot. Last night, Boston C Christian Vasquez homered and drove in a pair of runs during a 3-2 road victory.

Twenty-eight year old southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7 5.12 ERA) will head to the hill for the Red Sox in this contest. Last time out, Rodriguez allowed three runs in seven innings during a 4-3 road victory against Cleveland.

The Tampa Bay Rays have won 43 of their first 67 home games and have opened up a seven game lead over New York for first place. During Wednesday's home loss, Tampa Bay went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Rookie SS Wander Franco hit a two-run shot in a losing effort for the Rays, who fell to 84-49 on the year.

Rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan (9-4 3.59 ERA) will make his 21st career major league start. The Rays have won McClanahan’s last five starts and he has allowed just nine earned runs over his last 29 plus innings.


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Betting Trends

  • Red Sox are 4-14 in their last 18 road games.
  • Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 Thursday games.
  • Over is 7-3 in Red Sox last 10 overall.
  • Over is 7-1-1 in Rays last 9 home games.
  • Over is 22-7-2 in the last 31 meetings.
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Boston SS Xander Bogaerts was removed from Tuesday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19. Through 135 games, Boston ranks 3rd in OPS and 4th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 10th in OPS and 1st in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 6-4.

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