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MLB Odds Betting - Tampa Bay Rays Underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

The Boston Red Sox will look to improve on a 6-6 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Tuesday.

Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Drew Smyly gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 0-2 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Boston sat as -131 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-3.2 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

6-6 Boston battles the Rays, currently with a 5-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 24 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 9 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 28 in the same category at 6.67 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

M Moore blew away 10 Chicago batters in the Rays's last start, leading them to a 3-2 win over Chicago on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Monday, with C Buchholz throwing 6.2 innings of 6-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Wednesday, April 20th