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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

Jake Odorizzi gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 6-4 mark. In the other dugout, Rick Porcello brings a 5-14 ledger to the game for the Boston Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as 109 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-2.5 win for the Red Sox on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

58-56 Tampa Bay battles the Red Sox, currently with a 64-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 11-rated Boston Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.47 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Boston brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Tampa Bay 2-0 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Friday, August 11th
Tampa Bay home to Cleveland, Thursday, August 10th

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