Red Sox vs. Rays Sunday Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays took the first two games of their series against the Boston Red Sox this weekend. While the Red Sox attempt to avoid the sweep, will Sunday’s game match Saturday’s contest and turn out low-scoring?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 26, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
TV: BOS (NESN); TB (FS SUN)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Red Sox as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Red Sox’ Eovaldi scuffles vs. Twins in his last start
Nathan Eovaldi was touched up for four runs on 10 hits and a walk over 5 1/3 frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Indians. The Tribe had a runner thrown out at home in the second inning and reliever Joe Kelly stranded one of Eovaldi’s runners in the sixth, so it could’ve been worse. After two brilliant outings to begin his Red Sox tenure, Eovaldi has struggled the last three times out with a 6.23 ERA and a whopping 27 hits allowed over 13 innings.
Rays’ Snell strikes out 11, lowers his ERA to 2.07
Blake Snell fanned 11 Royals while allowing only one run over six innings in Tuesday's victory. It's hard to believe Snell didn't have more trouble against a lineup that featured Hunter Dozier in the cleanup spot and Rosell Herrera batting fifth. Snell has allowed just two runs over 20 innings since coming off the disabled list at the beginning of the month. He's racked up 160 strikeouts in 139 innings on the season and his ERA is down to 2.07.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 39-14 in their last 53 games overall and 45-17 in their last 62 divisional games.
The Rays have won seven straight games and 38 of 55 at home.
The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Tampa and 7-0 in Snell’s last seven starts. The under is also 8-3 in Snell’s last 11 outings against the rest of the American League East and is 5-2-1 in the Red Sox’ last eight divisional games as well.
The Pick: Red Sox/Rays under 7