Rays vs. Red Sox Game 1 Predcition
The Rays and Red Sox will meet for a doubleheader at Fenway Park on Saturday, with Game 1 set for 1:05 p.m. ET. With Ryan Yarbrough set to oppose David Price in the pitching matchup, what is the best play on the board for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
915 Tampa Bay Rays (+147) at 966 Boston Red Sox (-160); 9.5 runs
Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:05 p.m. ET, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the Rays on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday’s 5-1 victory over the Red Sox. Kiermaier carried the load for the Rays’ offense, knocking in two runs with a single in the fourth inning and one more with a single in the sixth before capping his night with a solo homer in the ninth. After a disappointing 2018, the 29-year-old has proven to be a useful option in mixed leagues once again with a .255/.316/.454 batting line to go along with seven homers, 27 RBI, 10 steals, and 28 runs scored over 56 games
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday against the Rays. The Red Sox were held off the board until Bogaerts doubled in Andrew Benintendi in the ninth. He also accounted for half of Boston’s hits on the night. Bogaerts was hitting .252 on May 8, but his recent surge has pushed him up to the .301 mark.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 5-1 in Yarbrough’s last six starts.
The Red Sox have dropped four of Price’s last four starts on Saturday.
The under is a perfect 4-0 in Price’s last four starts against the Rays and cashed in four of his last five outings at Fenway Park when facing his former team. The under is also 12-3 in the Rays’ last 15 road games and is 18-3 in their last 21 games in the opener of a double-header.
The Pick: Rays/Red Sox over 9.5