Boston Red Sox Face the Tampa Bay Rays Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends
Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Friday.
For the Tampa Bay Rays, David Price gets the ball, charged with keeping the Boston Red Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jon Lester, 10-7 on the year.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.7 result in favor of the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Tampa Bay (49-53) will face the 47-55 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.
This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 3 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.
How Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19-ranked scoring average of 3.95 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.93 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.65 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.46 per nine innings).
Boston brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 13-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Boston, they were a 8-0 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -109 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. Marcus Stroman shut down the Red Sox in their last game, striking out 7 in a 8-0 shutout over Boston in baseball action at Rogers Centre.
Tampa Bay was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They won as -119 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at St. Louis in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Alex Cobb to defeat St. Louis 3-0 on Wednesday.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 26th