Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction
Will the Rays pull off an upset on Labor Day when they visit the Red Sox at 1:10 p.m. ET at Fenway Park? Ryan Yarbrough will oppose Boston ace Chris Sale in the pitching matchup.
915 Tampa Bay Rays (+129) at 916 Boston Red Sox (-140); o/u 9
1:10 p.m. ET, Monday, September 6, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Brandon Lowe went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer on Sunday in the Rays' loss to the Twins. Lowe blasted a two-run shot to right field -- his 33rd round-tripper of the season -- off righty Griffin Jax in the third inning. He also drew a key two-out walk in the ninth inning against Twins closer Alex Colomé. The 27-year-old second baseman has been phenomenal in the second half, going deep 12 times in 47 games since the All-Star break.
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI on Sunday in the Red Sox' loss to Cleveland. Martinez put the Red Sox on the board with an RBI double to left field against righty Zach Plesac in the fifth inning and also tattooed a two-run homer to center field -- his 25th big fly of the season -- off righty reliever Nick Wittgren in the sixth inning. The 34-year-old designated hitter owns a robust .286/.348/.520 triple-slash line with 83 runs scored, 25 home runs and 88 RBI across 554 plate appearances.
Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction
The Rays are 15-5 in their last 20 meetings with the Red Sox at Fenway Park and are 9-3 in their last 12 games versus Boston. They’re also 17-5 in their last 22 road games, are 6-2 in their last eight games versus a team with a winning record and are 4-0 in their last four games during Game 1 of a series. On the other side, the Red Sox are 2-5 in their last seven games versus American League East opponents.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS +132