Drew Smyly Rays at Home vs Boston Red Sox in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Boston Red Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, September 01, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Tropicana Field on Monday as the host Tampa Bay Rays battle the Boston Red Sox in baseball betting odds action.

Rubby De La Rosa, with a record of 4-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Drew Smyly to the mound in this one. He is 9-10 so far in 2014.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Boston Red Sox before the first pitch in this match found them as 149-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.4 win for the Rays. A 4.1-3.4 result in favor of the Rays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 66-71 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 60-76 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 21.

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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. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.85 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.33 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rays on August 31. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Tampa Bay 3-0 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

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Boston at New York, Tuesday, September 2nd
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Tuesday, September 2nd