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Alex Colome, Justin Masterson Take Mound in Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Tilt

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Boston and Tampa Bay on Wednesday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Alex Colome to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Boston Red Sox is Justin Masterson, who owns a 2-0 record on the season with a 4.71 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Boston Red Sox as -129 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.8 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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 13-14 record to the battle against the 14-13 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.63 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.56 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.33 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.78 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.53 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rick Porcello shut down the Rays in their last game, striking out 6 in a 2-0 shutout over Tampa Bay in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Texas, Thursday, May 7th
Boston at Toronto, Friday, May 8th

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