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Red Sox Have Seven Straight Wins in Their Sights

Winners of six straight, the Boston Red Sox are hitting their stride and will seek to make it seven in a row against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field today. Sportsbooks opened the Rays as +189 home underdogs with a total of 7.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Rays.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Rays’ last 14 games against left-handed starting pitchers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Red Sox’ last seven games against their division.

Chris Sale and rookie Austin Pruitt will get the start in this one. Sale (13-4, 2.70 ERA) was tagged for seven runs in five innings of work in a no-decision vs the Cleveland Indians his last time out. The ace struck out 12 when he last faced the Rays on July 6 – the third time he’s struck out 12 in his three starts against Tampa Bay in the 2017 campaign.

Pruitt (6-2, 5.65) is coming off a win in which he blanked the Houston Astros for 6.1 innings. The hurler has faced the BoSox twice this year in relief, including an appearance at Fenway Park where Boston collected eight hits and four runs in just over two innings.

The OVER is trending when these teams collide. In the last seven between the AL East rivals, the OVER is 5-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Tampa Bay Rays as 179 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-3.8 win for the Red Sox on Tuesday. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 58-55 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 63-49 on the season. 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

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 5 at 9.07 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19 ranking in that category.

Boston brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 2-1 final on Sunday in support of Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 9