Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Matchup

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The Tampa Bay Rays will head north to take on their division rival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The action will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and New England Sports Network will televise the game.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Vegas has listed Boston (-135) as the favorite over Tampa Bay (+125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over 8.5 runs and -115 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at -170 for the Rays +1.5 runs and +150 for the Red Sox -1.5.

The Rays are 16-9 SU and are 16-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.5 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the year and 6.9 units ATS. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 11-15 SU and 7-18 ATS. The team’s lost 14.9 units for moneyline bettors and 13.0 units ATS.

Red Sox games have an over/under record of 14-10-1 so far in 2019. The Rays have an over/under record of 11-13-1.

As a unit, Boston’s pitchers have given up 5.7 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 5.91 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.84 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. In 11 games against divisional opponents, Red Sox starters have an ERA of 4.29 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.95.

The Boston offense has produced 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .263/.382/.413 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Left fielder J.D. Martinez and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have led the Red Sox batters so far. Martinez is slashing .340/.423/.526 with four home runs, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored, and the line for Bogaerts stands at .283/.368/.478 with four homers, 14 RBIs and 17 runs.

In the other dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 3.2 runs per game and its starters own a 2.14 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 10.13 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.98, along with a K-per-9 of 9.44.

The Rays offense has slashed .262/.343/.452 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Tampa Bay’s offensive production has been led by Tommy Pham and Austin Meadows, who’ve collectively blasted 10 home runs. Pham is slashing .304/.420/.457 with four home runs, 10 RBIs, 12 runs and six stolen bases, while Meadows (.351/.422/.676) has produced six homers, 19 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The Red Sox have lost 8.3 units and are 6-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in nine of those games, as opposed to seven that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Rays at Red Sox Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only two of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
  • Boston has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.2 over its last five.
  • The Rays have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 11 over their last 10.