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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Matt Andriese Out to Silence Boston Red Sox Bats in MLB Contest

The Boston Red Sox will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Matt Andriese will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 5-3 record into the contest. Chris Sale gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox; he's 16-7 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Tampa Bay was a 175 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-4.0 result in favor of 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

Tampa Bay (72-75) will face the 83-63 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Tampa Bay Rays and the league No. 19-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 26 ranking for hits at 8.28 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.04 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Daniel Gossett and the Athletics 6-2 on Thursday at Fenway Park.

The Rays endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Wednesday, with C Archer throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games
  • Boston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 16th