Tampa Bay Rays (88-51) vs. Boston Red Sox (79-62)
September 8, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Red Sox +100 / Tampa Bay Rays -132; Over/Under: +9
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Fenway Park. The Rays look for a win after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Rays have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 128 hits and 62 RBI while Austin Meadows and Brandon Lowe have combined for 217 hits and 179 RBI. Shane McClanahan gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. McClanahan is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Red Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 145 hits and 89 RBI while Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo have combined for 278 hits and 152 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 10-8 with a 3.73 ERA and 163 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 4-6 with a 4.81 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 18-5 in their last 23 road games and 39-15 in their last 54 during game 3 of a series. The Red Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The over is 19-9-1 in Rays last 29 overall. The over is 8-1 in Red Sox last 9 home games. The Rays are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Boston.
The Tampa Bay Rays are rightfully the favorite here, but we’re getting plus money with a Red Sox team that’s due for a victory. Nathan Eovaldi has also been great this season, especially at home where he has a 3.08 ERA and .235 allowed batting average. The Red Sox won’t be in this funk for long, especially at home. I’ll take the even money.