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Will the Red Sox go over or under their win total in 2021?

We take a look at the betting lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for win total and to make the postseason for the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale warms up during the first day Spring Training for the full squad at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers on Monday, February 22, 2021. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is it is uncertain when he is returning. The News Press-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Boston Red Sox have finished below .500 just two times in a full season since 1998. However, they are expected to be under water at the end of the 2021 total with a projected win total of 80.5. Can they rise above that line? Let’s take a look at the best betting option for the Red Sox’s win total line on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Boston Red Sox Under 80.5 wins (-106)

The Red Sox were on pace for about 65 wins in last year’s shortened season and won 84 games in 2019 when they still had Mookie Betts as well as Chris Sale, pre-Tommy John surgery. Their lineup still boasts a number of fearsome bats, but their pitching staff, which had the third-worst earned run average in the majors in 2020, doesn’t look much improved. Offseason acquisitions Garrett Richards and Adam Ottavino will really have to step up in the rotation and out the bullpen, respectively, for Boston to reach 81 wins. That mark seems a bit lofty since Boston is probably the fourth-best team in this division.

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