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Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

At the onset of the season, the Yankees were the understandable MLB betting odds favorite to win the American League East. At the very least.  Instead, the Bronx Bombers are nowhere to be found. Defending American League champion Tampa Bay remains in the thick of the race.  While the Rays continue to surprise many gamblers, they shouldn’t.  Cause by three consecutive playoff seasons.  Boston is an even bigger surprise.  Following a 2020 campaign that was over before it even began.  Gamblers keep wondering if the Red Sox can hang on with their weak starting pitching.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Information

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Time: 7:08 p.m. ET
Location: Tropicana Field, Tampa, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds

Red Sox +1½ ( -135 ) 8½ ( -120 ) +154
Rays -1½ ( +115 ) 8½ ( EV) -164
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Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays CashBet Wagering Analysis

Of little difference is betting value concerns to gamblers and oddsmakers on Sunday night.  The best sportsbook online action is going to split right down the middle for both teams.  Boston is a name brand with a generational fan base.  As a result, the Red Sox draw a lot of casual money.  Tampa Bay attracts smart money.  Wise Guys love the Rays for their consistency and tremendous value.  Also, sharps love the fact that the Rays are not popular with the masses.

Boston Continues Surprise Profits

Boston got the money in five of their previous seven games.  While the Red Sox went under the betting on baseball total in eight of their last ten matchups.  Boston is 62-39 straight up, 52-48 vs. the run line, and 42-53-5 under the total.  In turn, the Red Sox are 30-19 straight up, 28-20 vs. the run line, and 19-26-3 under the total on the road.  MLB metrics show the Red Sox 4th for run production and 13th for earned run average.  Boston’s bullpen ranks a stellar 7th for ERA.

Right-hander Nick Pivetta is the probable starter for the Red Sox.  So far, Pivetta is 8-4 with a 4.51 earned run average and 1.337 WHIP.  Boston got the money in four of his most recent five starts.

Closer Matt Barnes is 5-2 with a 2.36 ERA, 0.833 WHIP, and 22 saves in 25 opportunities.  Late on, the Red Sox paid in six of his previous seven outings.

Third baseman Rafael Devers continues to power the Red Sox.  To show, Devers has 27 home runs, 87 runs batted in, and a 0.935 OPS.

Rays of Hope for a Tampa Bay Pennant

The Rays got the cash in six of their last nine games.  While four of their most recent six outings stayed under the MLB betting lines.  Tampa Bay is 60-40 straight up, 55-44 vs. the run line, and 53-43-3 over the total.  At home, the Rays are 30-18 straight up, 23-24 vs. the run line, and 22-24-1 under the total.  To summarize, MLB metrics show Boston 6th for run production and 8th for earned run average.  Tampa Bay ranks second in MLB for bullpen ERA.

Left-hander Shane McClanahan is the probable Rays starter.  Thus far, McClanahan is 4-3 with a 3.88 earned run average and 1.246 WHIP.  Tampa Bay won three of his most recent four appearances.

Closer Diego Castillo is 2-4 with a 2.73 earned run average, 0.991 WHIP, and 14 wins and 16 chances.  Fashion, the Rays, won six of his last seven appearances.

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Against the Spread

Overall, Boston is 5-2 in their most recent seven games with Tampa Bay.  The Red Sox and Rays are 10-2 over the baseball betting total in their last 12 meetings Tampa Bay is 8-5 in their previous 13 home games with Boston.  While the Red Sox and Rays are 5-1 to the over at Tampa Bay

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Boston combines ability and good price for exceptional MLB gambling value.

Red Sox at Rays CashBet Best Bet: 

Boston Red Sox


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