Red Sox vs. Rays MLB Prediction
After dropping the first two games of their series at Tropicana Field, the Red Sox won on Wednesday night will look to salvage a series split with the Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday. Unlike last night, will tonight’s game turn high scoring?
911 Boston Red Sox (+155) at 912 Tampa Bay Rays (-175); o/u 8
7:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 2, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 and homered Wednesday as the Red Sox edged the Rays 3-2. Vazquez's homer was just his sixth in 427 plate appearances this year. In 2019, he hit 23 in 521 plate appearances, and last season, he finished with seven in 189 plate appearances. The three-hit game was also his first since June 18.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Wander Franco hit a two-run homer and doubled Wednesday against the Red Sox. The homer gave the Rays their only runs of the night. Franco's on base streak sits at 32 games, and he's hitting .277/.339/.459 in 242 plate appearances since being called up. The only disappointing thing is that he hasn't attempted a steal in six weeks or pulled off a successful one in two months.
Red Sox vs. Rays MLB Betting Prediction
The over is 8-4 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Tampa and is 22-8-2 in the last 32 meetings overall. On the other side, the over is 7-4 in the Red Sox’ last 11 games overall and is 7-2-1 in the Rays’ last 10 home games. The over has also cashed in five of Tampa Bay’s last five home games versus a team with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/RAYS OVER 8