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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Boston and Tampa Bay on Friday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 6-3 record into the contest. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 8-4 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Boston Red Sox as -127 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-3.2 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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston (45-58) will face the 51-52 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox sit at No. 29 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 19 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 17-ranked scoring average of 4.13 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 28 and scoring 3.56 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.82 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.88 per nine innings).

Boston owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 4.13 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Verlander fanned 10 Tampa Bay batters in the team's last outing, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Boston rolled to a 8-2 win against Chicago on Thursday, as S Wright and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Boston
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Boston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, August 1st