Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction
The Red Sox are one win away from eliminating the Rays and punching their ticket to the ALCS to face either the Astros or the White Sox. With Eduardo Rodriguez on the hill tonight in Fenway, will they finish off the Rays?
955 Tampa Bay Rays (-101) at 956 Boston Red Sox (-108); o/u 9.5
7:07 p.m. ET, Monday, October 11, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Drew Rasmussen was lifted after allowing three runs in two-plus innings Sunday against the Red Sox. Rasmussen gave up six hits, including a homer to lead off the first and three straight to begin the third. After throwing just 33 pitches, he should be available later in the series against the Red Sox. He might be needed, too, as the Rays pitching staff is pretty depleted at the moment.
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Sunday's victory that Eduardo Rodriguez is likely to start in Game 4 on Monday. Nick Pivetta had been scheduled to start for the Red Sox on Monday, but he was forced to work four innings out of the bullpen and earned a victory over the Rays in Game 3 on Sunday. Rodriguez was pulled in the second inning of his start against the Rays in Game 1 -- and the Rays are known to crush left-handed pitching -- so Rodriguez could have another short leash in this one.
Rays vs. Red Sox MLB Betting Prediction
The Rays are now just 1-4 in their last five playoff games, are 1-5 in their last six playoff road games and are 1-8 in their last nine Divisional Playoff road games. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are 5-0 in their last five playoff home games, are 6-1 in their last seven games overall and are 4-0 in their last four games as a favorite.
2021 NLDS GAME 2 BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -108