Free MLB Picks – Sept 1, 2021


MLB: Rays Rasmussen (-110) Vs Red Sox Sale $

I’ll make just one selection today but I will make it a premium play. If you have been following me for the past couple of weeks it should be no surprise who it is. Tampa Bay has the Devil back in their Rays as they are playing exceptionally well right now. I was shocked to see them at just (-110) as this team should be large favourites in all but a small handful of matchups right now.

The Rays have won 9 games in a row now and their 8 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East is almost a lock as we roll into September. They have overtaken HOU for the top spot in MLB for run production as I predicted they would a couple of weeks ago. They also are now tied with SF for the best record in MLB.

The Red Sox, on the other hand, have been slowly sliding down the standings for several weeks. Their bullpen is just a mess right now with several pitchers on the DL and new faces coming in almost daily. Their run production is still good but seems stuck near the middle of the pack.

The only reason I can see that this line is not north of (-150) is because they have their ace on the mound today in Chris Sale. Chris has been good since his late-season return from Tommy John, but not great, certainly not good enough to alter this line as much as he has today. If the Rays get into the Red Sox bullpen by the 5th or 6th, they should open up a lead and not look back.

I am going to keep riding Tampa Bay until they let up off the gas and coast into the playoffs.

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