Red Sox vs. Rays MLB Prediction
Will the Rays cash in their series opener on Monday night when they host the Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET? Nick Pivetta will oppose Luis Patino in the pitching matchup.
965 Boston Red Sox (+110) at 966 Tampa Bay Rays (-130); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Monday, August 30, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Boston Red Sox DFS SPIN
Rafael Devers walloped a pair of solo home runs on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to power the Red Sox past Cleveland. Devers kicked off the impressive multi-homer effort with a solo blast to right field off rookie right-hander Eli Morgan in the opening frame. He also added a gargantuan 448-foot solo shot off righty reliever Blake Parker in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old fantasy stalwart owns a stellar .277/.352/.556 triple-slash line with 82 runs scored, a career-high 32 home runs, 96 RBI and four stolen bases across 534 plate appearances.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Joey Wendle went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and six RBI on Sunday, leading the Rays to a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 12-8 victory in the series finale. Wendle enjoyed his finest offensive performance of the entire 2021 campaign against a rebuilding Orioles' pitching staff, clobbering a solo homer off righty Spenser Watkins in the sixth inning and adding a grand slam off lefty reliever Paul Fry in the ensuing frame. It was his second multi-homer effort of the season. The 31-year-old infielder has been ice-cold in the second half, but this was the type of effort that could get him on track entering the home stretch.
Red Sox vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The Red Sox are 0-5 in their last five games at Tropicana Field and are 1-7 in their last eight games versus the Rays overall. They’re also 1-9 in their last 10 games as an underdog, are 4-11 in their last 15 road games and are 1-8 in their last nine games as a road underdog. On the other side, the Rays are 37-16 in their last 53 home games, are 39-17 in their last 56 games overall and are 40-15 in their last 55 games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -130