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Red Sox vs. Rays on MLB betting lines

With first place in the AL East still in their sights the Red Sox continue their MLB betting series against the Rays on Saturday.

Boston will at least win the American League's Wild Card berth this season, but they're looking to heat up over the next few weeks and instead win the AL East division title over New York.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Rays sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Boston was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Friday, with John Lackey throwing 3 innings of 5-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 11

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