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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Red Sox will play Game 1 of a short 2-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 8:07 PM (EDT). The Red Sox are entering this series in full confidence after taking out the Yankees in the Wild Card game by a final count of 6-2. Boston split their four previous playoff series and won the last two against New York, advancing to the ALDS to face AL East rival Tampa Bay. The team is 3rd at 92-70 in the division.


Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber each delivered homers to power the Red Sox to a home victory in the American League Wild Card game. SP Nathan Eovaldi earned the win, allowing one run over 5 plus innings. For this matchup, 28-year-old southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for Boston. He is coming on a 13-8 record with an ERA of 4.74 and 185 Ks in the regular season.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Red Sox’s last 6 games down the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games down the road against Tampa Bay.
  • The Red Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 10/7/2021


Over at the Tampa Bay camp, the Rays are heading into the postseason as the top seed in the AL, posting a 100-62 mark in the regular season and successfully securing a spot for the third straight season which makes the franchise’s longest streak of consecutive playoff appearances. Tampa Bay remains 1st in the AL East Division.


Randy Arozarena has a batting average of .274, an on-base percentage at .356, 145 hits along with 32 doubles and 3 triples to lead the Rays while Joey Wendle has a team-high 4 triples to share the lead. For the face-off against Boston, Tampa Bay will turn to rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan to throw the starting pitch. McClanahan is 10-6 with an ERA of  3.43 and 141 Ks this season.


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Rays’ last 5 games at home against Boston.
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games this season.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this contest is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays’ rookie Shae McClanahan was 7-3 with an ERA of 3.50 in 13 starts this season and has posted a solid ERA of 2.81 in 3 starts against Boston. Meanwhile, Eduardo Rodriguez owns a career ERA of 16.20 in 8 postseason appearances and has struggled in his career against the Rays. Tampa Bay will come out on top in the first game of the ALDS at home to a predicted score of 5-2. 


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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB StartingTime : 8:07 PM (EDT)


Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL


Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021




MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -182


MLB Totals: 8


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