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Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Betting Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox are set for Game 2 of their four game series on Tuesday. The Tampa Bay Rays won the first game of the series. The win for the Rays moved them to 21-21 on the season. Tampa Bay is in fourth place in the American League East, only ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays.

For the Boston Red Sox, they are now 21-20 on the season. The Red Sox had their two game winning streak snapped with the loss on Monday. Boston is third in the division, trailing the Orioles and the Yankees.

The Boston Red Sox are -125 in this game at home over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Pitching Matchup

Aaron Civale will throw for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. The 28 year old from Northeastern is 2-3 on the season and holds a 5.88 earned run average. Civale has thrown 41.1 innings this season, and struck out 43 batters, while walking 12. Civale allowed 5 hits and 2 runs over 4.2 innings in his last start.

For the Boston Red Sox, Nick Pivetta will get the nod. Pivetta is 1-1 on the season with an 0.82 earned run average. Pivetta has thrown just 15 innings this season. During those innings, he has struck out 14 batters, and walked two. The 31 year old has made just three starts this season.

Monday Wrap-Up

The Tampa Bay Rays got three hits from Yandy Diaz at the top of the order in the win. The runs batted in came from Amed Rosario, with three on the game. He had a double and a triple in the game.

Zach Eflin was good enough to pick up the win by going 5 innings in the game. For Boston, their offense was scattered, with 8 hits in the game. Tyler O’Neill hit his team leading 10th homerun in the game to plate in the only three runs.

Offense for Both Teams

Tampa Bay is hitting .244 as a team. That ranks 11th in all of Major League Baseball. The Rays have clubbed 35 homeruns on the season, and have stolen 48 bases. Randy Arozerena has struggled big time for Tampa. He came into Monday’s game with a batting average of .158 on the season. 

For Boston, they are hitting .243 as a team. The Red Sox are right in the middle of the pack in team offense. Boston has scored 4.3 runs per game. Connor Wong has gotten off to a good start for Boston with a .348 batting average in 95 plate appearances.

Red Sox Top Rays

We like the Boston Red Sox to win this game. Boston will get a good start from Pivetta, and get just enough offense in a low scoring game. When push comes to shove, we are going to take the Boston Red Sox -125 over the Tampa Bay Rays. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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