Tampa Bay Rays are traveling to Massachusetts for a four-game series with Boston Red Sox. The first Rays vs Red Sox duel is on the program on Monday evening. These two have already met two times during the 2020 MLB season, with each team getting a win. What’s going to happen in their next encounter? Let’s see in this betting preview!
- Date: Monday, August 10
- Time: 7.30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
- Venue: Fenway Park in Boston
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Rays vs Red Sox Preview
Neither Tampa Bay Rays nor Boston Red Sox are among the contenders for the 2020 World Series, judging by the odds given by top baseball bookmakers. These teams have been nowhere near impressive since the start of the season. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that both teams have quality in depth.
Tampa Bay Rays is one of the most resourceful teams in the league, with their 2020 roster being packed with elite players. This goes especially for the defensive part of the team, with such names as Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, and Hunter Renfroe.
It’s pretty much the same situation when Boston Red Sox are concerned. The mere fact that this team comes in third in Forbes list of most valuable MLB franchises tells the whole story about this team’s quality.
The Previous Two Meetings
With so much quality in both rosters, no one should be surprised that in the previous two Rays vs Red Sox meetings, we saw each team getting one win.
The first game saw the pitcher Charlie Morton impressing for Tampa Bay Rays, helping the team get a 5-1 victory. Even though all eyes this season have been on Rays’ defense, in their first clash with Red Sox, it was their offense that did the best part.
Speaking of the Rays’ defense, they weren’t too impressive in those games, but especially in the second one. In the second game, Red Sox got their revenge over Rays, thanks to Alex Verdugo’s vintage performance.
Still, the question is can Red Sox repeat such a performance? Rays definitely seem to have the quality to tame them.
Rays vs Red Sox Prediction
When it comes to quality, there’s no denying that Tampa Bay Rays are among the top teams in the league. Red Sox are not as good.
Despite doing well in the previous duel between the two, Red Sox should not exit the upcoming four-game series as the happier side.
Tampa Bay Rays should win most of those games, starting with the one happening on Monday evening.
Our Rays vs Red Sox pick:
- Tampa Bay Rays