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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

For the Boston Red Sox, Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Andriese, 2-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -162 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.4 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

19-17 Boston battles the Rays, currently with a 18-21 mark. 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

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 17 ranked offense (4.53 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 4.23 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 9.22 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.08 hits on average).

Boston owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays hope to make more contact than they did in their start against C Sale, who struck out 12 batters in 6-3 loss on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Cleveland, Monday, May 15th
Boston at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 16th