Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox: August 12, MLB 2021 Match Prediction
August 12, 2021 12:00 pm
The summit team and the second-placed team will face off on the 12th of August, at 4:40 am IST, for a 3-game series at Fenway Park. The Bay Rays right now ride into the game on the back of a 9-6 comeback win over the Orioles with a star performance from Brett Phillips. Manager Kevin Cash was ecstatic after the game about his boys’ performance so far, seeing them top the MLB East Division. The Rays, however, have to deal with the absence of their RH, DJ Johnson, who was taken off due to right shoulder discomfort. OF, Kevin Kiermaier is also unavailable due to right knee discomfort.
The Bay Rays have 68 wins, 44 losses and a PCT of .607. They also have recorded four wins in their last four games. Things are great in the camp as they will be looking to do a repeat performance of the July 30th-Aug 1st meeting with the Red Sox, where they won all in the three-game series.
The Boston Red Sox haven’t been bad at all, with 65 wins, 49 losses and a PCT of .570. They sit in second place beneath their opponents for the game. They will want to turn things around in these games because their last engagement was a painful 9-8 loss in the final game to the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays swept the game despite a 5-run deficit that the Red Sox were leading, handing them their 9th defeat in 11 games. The Sox look like they have been on some decline lately, losing their lead of the East Division and failing to score more than five runs in as many as 15 games.
The Sox will be without Hirokazu Sawamura for a sore right elbow. Kyle Schwarber, who was out due to a strained right hamstring and groin soreness, may feature in this game.
Match Predictions and Odds
It seems that the game would go in favour of the Bay Rays as they have the statistics and momentum on their side coming into this fixture.
Another thing to look for would be the possibility of a high-scoring match, considering the high score lines of both teams’ previous games leading up to the fixture.
A lot can be said about the performance of both teams all season, but because they are both at the top of the table, it won’t be ideal to completely rule out the possibility of seeing an upset to the notion of a Bay Rays win. This might just be the beginning of a redemption song for them. I guess we’ll never know, and this is the fun in sports betting and where else to win more coins than here, at 4rabet.