Red Sox vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Red Sox won their series opener versus the Rays but will Tampa even the score on Wednesday when the AL East rivals meet again at 7:10 p.m. ET?
913 Boston Red Sox (+120) at 914 Tampa Bay Rays (-140); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Boston Red Sox DFS Spin
Hunter Renfroe popped a two-run homer and added an RBI single on Tuesday in Tampa. Renfroe capped off the Red Sox' five-run third inning with a two-run shot off of Ryan Yarbrough which was measured at 417 feet. He also added an insurance run in the top of the 11th inning with an RBI single and he wound up scoring again with the game's final run. The home run was Renfroe's second this month after he popped six in May.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Wander Franco had a memorable major league debut, hitting a game-tying three-run home run and adding a double in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday. Franco battled back from an 0-2 hole to draw a walk in his first plate appearance before flying out to deep center field in his next trip to the dish. He then stepped up in the fifth inning with the Rays down three and two runners on and lined the first pitch he saw from Eduardo Rodriguez over the left field wall. It wasn't even a bad pitch from E-Rod, Franco just went down to get it. The wunderkind wasn't done there, adding a double in the seventh inning. Franco batted second for the Rays in his debut and played third base. He figures to move around the infield but is a good bet to continue batting near the top of the order.
Red Sox vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The over is 19-6-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Tropicana Field. The over is 5-0 in the Red Sox’ last five games as a road underdog, is 5-2-1 in their last eight road games and has cashed in five of the last seven divisional meetings. On the other side, the over is 6-2-1 in the last nine home games and is 20-5-2 in their last 27 games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/RAYS OVER 8.5