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Boston Red Sox Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Boston Red Sox dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Justin Masterson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on Sunday; he's 2-2 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Archer, who will be looking to improve on his 9-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -162 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.7 win for the Rays on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.2-3.7 result in favor of the Rays today. 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

Tampa Bay (42-34) will face the 33-43 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 14 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 24 ranked offense (3.68 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 4.68 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.74 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.59 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston suffered a 4-1 loss against Tampa Bay on Saturday, as W Miley wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Monday, June 29th
Tampa Bay home to Cleveland, Monday, June 29th