Chip's Top-Rated AL Hotline (BOS/TB)
(MLB) Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 07/31/2021 6:10 PM, Score: 5 - 9
Money Line: -105.00 Tampa Bay (Home)
Result: Win
Boston at Tampa Bay 6:10 ET
Rays over Red Sox- Tough matchup between the two top teams in the AL East as host Tampa Bay who trails the Red Sox by a half-game have won the last three meetings after dropped the first four this season. Boston will start 12-year veteran Nathan Eovaldi (9-5, 3.39 ERA) and the righty has always had electric stuff and has managed to win a pair of playoff games in 2018 and had an ERA 1.18 in the World Series but, has never reached the heights from a guy that knows how to win. He is 3-5 with an ERA of 4.91 lifetime against his former teammates while Ryan Yarbrough (6-4, 4.38) gets the nod for the Rays. He has struggled against the Red Sox as he is 3-3 with a 6.79 ERA in 13 career games (six starts) against Boston. Tampa Bay is 5-2 in their last seven meetings as hosts and 17-8 in the last 25 meetings. Take the RAYS!