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Moneyline Favors Boston Red Sox in MLB Battle with Tampa Bay Rays

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Fenway Park on Saturday as the host Boston Red Sox battle the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball betting odds action.

The Boston Red Sox will turn to Chris Sale and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tampa Bay Rays send Jake Odorizzi (1-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -200 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.0 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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 5-5 record to the battle against the 6-5 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 Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.55 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.55 per nine innings).

Boston owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Boston's last 25 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, April 16th