Rays vs. Red Sox Sunday Prediction
The Red Sox will attempt to salvage a split in their series with the Rays when the AL East rivals meet once more at Fenway Park this weekend. What’s the best play on the board for bettors as these teams square off at 1:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
965 Tampa Bay Rays (-109) at 966 Boston Red Sox (-103); 8.5 runs
Sunday, June 9, 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, 56% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Red Sox on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a three run homer and two runs scored in a 9-2 triumph over the Red Sox in the first game of a double-header on Saturday. He opened up the scoring by unloading on a Josh Smith offering with Ji-Man Choi and Willy Adames aboard in the second inning. D'Arnaud is serving as the backup to Mike Zunino behind the plate for the Rays now. He owns a .189 batting average with three homers and 12 RBI in 83 plate appearances for the Mets, Dodgers and Rays this year.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Michael Chavis went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk on Saturday in game two of a doubleheader against the Rays. Chavis gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead with a double to center field that scored two runs in the third inning. He's now driven in 30 runs in just 44 games, and his OPS improves to .804. Chavis has to start making more contact -- 60 strikeouts over 166 at-bats -- but if he can make the necessary adjustments, he has to be an excellent option in 2019 and beyond.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won four of their last five games overall and five of six against rivals from the AL East.
The Red Sox have won 19 of their last 26 home games versus a left-handed starter.
The under is 21-5-1 in the Rays’ last 27 road games when facing a left-handed starter and is 36-17-4 in their last 57 games versus a southpaw overall. The under is also 18-7-1 in Blake Snell’s last 26 starts on the road and is 10-2-1 in his last 13 outings when coming off four days of rest. Finally, the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams at Fenway Park and has cashed in five of the last six meetings overall.
The Pick: Rays/Red Sox under 8.5