Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Red Sox will be filling out bases against the Tampa bay Rays at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Miami on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 6:40 PM ET. Boston will try to recover from a sweep against the Yankees. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay suffered a sweep by the Orioles. In their next match, they will try to break their losing streaks. Boston, with a 3-7 standing and .300 in the series, are in fifth place in the AL East Division. The Red Sox are in 14th place in the American League. The Rays are in 10th place behind the Blue Jays in the American League, with 4-6 standing and .400 team percentage. Tampa is in 4th place ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East Division.

Boston has a few excellent batters in their offensive arsenal. Kevin Pillar recorded a .387 batting average with 6 runs, a homer and 5 Runs Batted In (RBI). Christian Vasquez added his power bats with 4 homers, 9 RBIs and a .323 batting average. Xander Bogaerts made a .333 batting average, 6 runs, 3 homers and 9 RBIs as one of the Red Sox’s offensive assets. Nathan Eovaldi will be fielded out as a starter; he scored 2-1 with a 5.99 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 67.2 innings last season.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/4/2020

Tampa Bay also has some good offensive players in their own armoury. Willy Adames recorded nine hits in nine outings with a .333 batting average (BA) and six runs. Mike Brosseau and Joey Wendie chipped in a good offensive support for the Rays with .333 BA in four starts and .292 BA in six starts, respectively. Brandon Lowe added 10 hits and eight RBIs in leading Tampa Bay, and he posted .286 BA in 10 contests played.

Boston reported five key players injured. Relief Pitchers Josh Taylor and Darwinzon Hernandez, both with a no injury related reason, cannot play tonight. Starting Pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) and Chris Sale (elbow), and 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee) will be sitting on the bench for the Red Sox. Tampa Bay will be missing four key players on their roster. Left Fielder Manuel Margot (back), Right Fielder Austin Meadows and Center Fielder Randy Arozarena, both with no injury related reasons, and Relief Pitcher Colin Poche (elbow) will not be playing tonight for the Rays.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Tampa Bay -160. Boston is 5-2 in their last 7 outings following an off day, and 133-63 in their last 196 contests against a team with a losing record. The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 match-ups in game 1 of a series, and 3-8 in their last 11 outings against a right-handed pitcher. Tampa Bay is 10-4 in their last 14 contests in game 1 of a series, and 35-16 in their last 51 outings at home. The Rays are 37-18 in their last 55 match-ups on turf, and 35-16 in their last 51 games against a right-handed pitcher. The prediction, pick the Rays -160 to a predicted score of 5-3.

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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2020

TV: NESN, SUN

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -160

MLB Totals: 8.5

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