Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction
The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Rays and Red Sox, who will open a new series at 1:35 p.m. ET at Fenway Park on Fourth of July. That said, is the number (10.5) for today’s total too high?
967 Tampa Bay Rays (+114) at 968 Boston Red Sox (-134); o/u 10.5
1:35 p.m. ET, Monday, July 4, 2022
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Tampa Bay Rays DFS SPIN
Harold Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday, powering the Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Blue Jays. Barreled Ramirez, as he’s called by his Rays teammates, singled and scored in the opening frame and also walloped a two-run homer in the fifth inning. It was his fourth long ball of the season. He’s hitting .389 (28-for-72) with two homers and one steal in 24 games over the last month. The versatile 27-year-old outfielder has become an everyday mainstay in Tampa Bay’s lineup and should continue to provide a batting average boost for fantasy managers in deeper mixed leagues.
Boston Red Sox DFS SPIN
Xander Bogaerts was removed from Sunday’s contest against the Cubs due to a left thigh laceration. He sustained the injury when he was slid into at second base by Willson Contreras on a stolen base attempt. The good news, is that the injury shouldn’t cause Bogaerts to miss any additional time. He should be considered day-to-day.
Rays vs. Red Sox MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The over is 27-13-3 in the last 43 meetings between these two teams and is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings in Boston. The over is also 4-0 in the Rays’ last four games overall, is 4-0 in their last four divisional games and is 4-0 in their last four road games. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Red Sox’ last five home games versus a team with a winning record and is 0-2 in their last 11 games overall versus a team with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/RED SOX OVER 10.5