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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 9/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The finale of a three-game set will take place at the Fenway Park between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  Tampa Bay bested the Red Sox in the first two matches, winning by a single run in game one, and winning by 5 runs in game two.  Tampa Bay leads the AL East Division at 88-51 while the Red Sox are in third place with 79-62.  


The Tampa Bay Rays are moving further away from the second and third placer Yankees and Red Sox in the AL East.  The Rays defeated the Red Sox 12-11 at the series opener, and on Tuesday, the team continued to show dominance against the Red Sox with a 12-7 victory.  Nelson Cruz has become the oldest player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in a season when he homered twice in that match.  Tampa Bay is top 1 with 756 runs scored, while their .242 batting average improved to 12th and 11th in OBP at .320.  The pitching team is solid at 3.74 ERA which is top 6, top 5 WHIP at 1.19, and they allow their opponents to hit at a clip of .236 which dropped slightly to top 10.  Shane McClanahan will get the ball to start for Tampa Bay on Wednesday’s finale.  The left-hander is 9-5 with an ERA of 3.76 and 125 strikeouts this season.  In his career over the Red Sox, McClanahan is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 15 strikeouts.  


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 11-3 SU in its last 14 games against Boston.
  • Tampa Bay is 7-0 SU in its last 7 games on the road.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games on the road against Boston. 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 9/8/2021


The Boston Red Sox would like to rebound from their recent losses.  Before this series, they won two out of three games against the Indians and split their four-game series against the Rays.  Boston is in a race with the New York Yankees for the second-place spot in AL East, just ½ game behind.  The Red Sox must win this and their remaining games for a chance at the AL Wild Card Game.  The Red Sox’s lineup has been solid, ranking top 3 in team batting average of .261 and improved to top 3 with 716 runs scored.  Boston’s team ERA dropped to 18th at 4.39 and they allow their opponents to bat at an average of .261 is 28th in MLB.  The Red Sox is sending Nathan Eovaldi to the mound for Wednesday’s finale.  The right-hander is 10-8 with a 3.73 ERA and 163 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Rays, Eovaldi is 4-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 73 strikeouts.  


  • Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games against an opponent in the AL East Division.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games at home.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games at home against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Boston Red Sox. The play here is OVER.  The OVER has cashed in 13 of the last 17 games for these two teams at Fenway Park.  Tampa ranks 1st in runs scored while the Red Sox are top 3.  Nathan Eovaldi played well this season with a 3.08 ERA and .235 BAA at Fenway.  Taking the game at home is the Boston Red Sox.  Final Score Prediction and Play is OVER 7-6.  


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 9/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Fenway Park, Boston


Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2021




MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -125


MLB Totals: 9.0


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