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Boston Sends Rick Porcello vs Alex Cobb in Tampa Bay Rays vs Red Sox Game

The Boston Red Sox host Tampa Bay on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 18-16 mark against the 17-20 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

For the Boston Red Sox, Rick Porcello gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Alex Cobb, 2-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Boston Red Sox as -160 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.3-3.4 win for the Red Sox on Friday. 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 sport a record of 18-16 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 17-20 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. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 20 at 8.14 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 3 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.13 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 4.06 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Vargas in a losing cause, 6-0, against Kansas City on Thursday.

Boston rolled to a 4-1 win against Milwaukee on Thursday, as Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, May 13th