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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 1:05 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox host Tampa Bay on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 13-14 mark against the 11-16 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Cesar Ramos gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 1-1 so far this season.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.9 win for the Red Sox. A 4.1-3.9 result in favor of the Red Sox is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

13-14 Boston battles the Rays, currently with a 11-16 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Boston Red Sox at No. 21 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 23 heading into this contest.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 18 at 8.44 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 20 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.08 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

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 Boston, Thursday, May 1st