The Tampa Bay Rays (74-58) will once again square off against the Boston Red Sox (67-68) on Tuesday, September 6 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. With the regular season winding down, each of these ball clubs will surely be looking for a win in this regular season game. Don’t miss the first pitch at 6:40 PM ET!
Let’s take a peek at how the Rays and Red Sox have fared against each other historically for context heading into Tuesday’s regular season matchup.
So far this season, these teams have competed in 10 contests, and the Rays have claimed victory eight times against their opponents. In their previous meeting on Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays came up victorious by a score of 4-3. The Rays had four runs and nine hits, while the Red Sox tallied three runs on seven hits. We’ll see what plays out this time when these two teams square off at Tropicana Field.
Betting Preview for the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game on September 6 2022
Where: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:40 PM ET
Betting on the Boston Red Sox
Record: (67W-69L) | American League East Standing: 5
The Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 when they last played on Monday, and we’ll be interested to see if this momentum continues. Overall this season, the Red Sox are currently batting .257 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Xander Bogaerts, who leads the team with a batting average of .319. In terms of defense, they have an ERA of 4.51 and a .985 fielding percentage. Prior to placing your bet, don’t forget to review our odds analysis below!
Absences and Injuries
It’s confirmed that the Red Sox are missing James Paxton (Elbow), Christopher Sale (Finger), Nicholas Pivetta (Calf), Tanner Houck (Back), Eric Hosmer (Back), Franchy Cordero (Ankle), Nathan Eovaldi (Shoulder), Josh Taylor (Back), and Kutter Crawford (Shoulder).
Betting on the Tampa Bay Rays
Record: (75W-58L) | American League East Standing: 2
In their last game on Monday, the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox by a score of 4-3. Overall this season, the Rays are currently batting .241 due in large part to their hottest bat, Harold Ramírez, who is riding high with a batting average of .328. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 3.27 and a .985 fielding percentage. Make sure you check out our odds assessment further down before selecting your picks!
Absences and Injuries
Per the list of injuries and inactive players the Rays will play without Ryan Thompson (Triceps), Michael Zunino (Shoulder), Shane Baz (Elbow), Roman Quinn (Knee), Andrew Kittredge (Elbow), Yonny Chirinos (Elbow), Wander Samuel Franco (Wrist), Brandon Lowe (Triceps), Jonathon Feyereisen (Shoulder), Shane McClanahan (Shoulder), Kevin Kiermaier (Hip), and Tyler Glasnow (Elbow).
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Tampa Bay Rays (-162) at FanDuel
The Rays are considered the favorite by many baseball fans and oddsmakers in this regular season tiltball game. The club is benefitting from a great beginning to September as they sport a winning percentage of 70% in the last 10 games (seven victories and three losses) they’ve played. In comparison, the Red Sox’s winning percentage is lower at 60% in the last 10 games (six victories and four losses).
Over/Under Pick: Under 7 Total Runs (-115) at FanDuel
Runline Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 Runs (+138) at FanDuel
The Tampa Bay Rays will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover the oddsmakers’ runline of -1.5.
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