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Tropicana Field Has Become The Home Of OVERs

Tropicana Field isn’t known for being a hitters park, but there have been a lot of runs scored when the Tampa Bay Rays play on their home diamond. This offensive outburst has led to the OVER going 11-1 in the past 12 games at the Trop. The Rays and Boston Red Sox, who continue their series Friday, did go UNDER with just five runs scored in the series opener.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games after consecutive losses.
  • The visiting team is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games between the Rays and Red Sox.
  • Logan Morrison is 8-for-14 with 2 home runs in the past 4 games.

The Rays are hoping that Jake Odorizzi has solved his mechanical issues because the 27-year-old has been getting rocked recently. Odorizzi has posted a 5.58 ERA in his past six starts while allowing nearly a run per inning. To make matters worse, the pitcher set a franchise record in his last start by allowing a home run in his 12th consecutive start. 

After an up-and-down start to the season, Drew Pomeranz has looked like a stud for the Sox. The lefty has a 2.72 ERA over his past 10 starts and has only once allowed more than two earned runs in that span. Pomeranz has already faced off against the Rays twice this season, allowing seven runs in 7.1 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-2.9 win for the Red Sox. 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 45-42 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 49-37 on the season. 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. 13 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 4 at 9.22 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox starter Chris Sale, was terrific in striking out 12 Tampa Bay batters last time out, but Boston still lost 4-1 on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 8