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Tampa Bay Rays Face the Boston Red Sox Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Tampa Bay Rays


Boston Red Sox
Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Tampa Bay Rays arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Chris Archer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Boston Red Sox is Felix Doubront, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 6.00 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Boston Red Sox as -149 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3.9 victory 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 13-14 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 11-16 on the season 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. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 23.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.37 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.44 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.08 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.57 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Red Sox on April 29. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 7-4 on Tuesday behind a start from John Lackey at Fenway Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Friday, May 2nd
Boston home to Oakland, Friday, May 2nd