Rays vs. Red Sox Friday Prediction
American League East rivals square off at Fenway Park on Friday night when the Red Sox host the Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will Boston take Game 1 of the series when Rick Porcello takes the mound?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 7, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 66% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Travis d'Arnaud hit a pair of two-run homers and walked Thursday to lead the Rays past the Tigers 6-1. D'Arnaud had been without a homer in 67 at-bats this season before taking both Daniel Norris and Daniel Stumpf deep today. He'd still have to take it up a couple of notches to convince the Rays to treat him as more than a backup catcher now that Mike Zunino is back. While the Dodgers talked about using him at other positions after picking up early last month, the Rays haven't used him anywhere besides catcher.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Mookie Betts had a two-run homer and two walks Thursday in Boston's 7-5 win in Kansas City. The homer was Betts' 10th. It's been a quiet season for the reigning AL MVP; he's hardly been bad, but he just hasn't busted out at any point. One imagines he'll go on a tear sometime this summer.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 4-1 in their last five road games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Red Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest.
The Red Sox are 5-2 in Rick Porcello’s last seven starts against the Rays and are 4-1 in his last five home outings. Boston has also won seven of Porcello’s last nine starts overall and is 20-8 in his last 28 starts coming off five days of rest.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -120