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Red Sox vs Rays Picks and Predictions for Sunday, August 1

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to stay at the top of the AL East if they can pull off the three game series sweep today against the Boston Red Sox.

The DraftKings MLB Odds have the Rays listed on the money line at -130 and on the run line they’re listed at +150. The over/under is currently at 9 total runs.

This will be the last game of this three game series at Tropicana Field and the Red Sox will have Nick Pivetta take the mound. Pivertta is 8-4 overall this season with a 4.51 ERA, but he’s given up four earned runs in each of his last three starts. The good is that Boston is 14-6 when he pitches. In 2021, Pivetta has only faced the Rays twice, where in 12 innings, he’s struck out 12 batters and given up only 2 hits.

The Red Sox are 2-5 straight up in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog and the total has gone over in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.

The Rays young left hander, Shane McClanahan will get the start for this matchup. He’s 4-4 overall so far this MLB season with a 3.93 ERA. McClanahan is coming off one of his worst starts of 2021 where in 6 innings against the Yankees he gave up 9 hits and 3 runs.

Tampa Bay is 14-6 straight up in their last 20 games at home and the total has gone over in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games against Boston.

In this Red Sox vs Rays Sunday baseball game, we’re taking the Red Sox +110.

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