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Tampa Bay Rays visit Boston Red Sox in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Boston Red Sox host Tampa Bay on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 46-38 mark against the 34-51 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

Sean O'Sullivan gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Archer brings a 4-11 ledger to the game for the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -118 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.0-4.8 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 46-38 record to the battle against the 34-51 Rays. 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. 27 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Boston Red Sox and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.67 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 3.98 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Los Angeles on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Boston rolled to a 11-6 win against Texas on Wednesday, as S Wright and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-20 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, July 9th