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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Tampa Bay Rays (7-5) and Boston Red Sox (6-6) clash on Friday at 7:10 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Tropicana Field.

The Rays are favored at home (-134) versus the Red Sox (+113). The scheduled starters are Corey Kluber for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Michael Wacha for the Boston Red Sox. The contest has an over/under of 8.5.

Rays vs. Red Sox Predictions

Rays vs. Red Sox Betting Odds

Rays vs Red Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rays -134 +113 8.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +150 -175

Rays vs. Red Sox Hitting Splits 2021

Rays

  • The Rays hit 95 homers at home last season (1.2 per game).
  • The Rays averaged 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .416 in home contests.
  • The club averaged 7.8 hits per game and batted .241 at home last season.
  • The Rays averaged five runs per game at home.
  • The Rays had a .329 on-base percentage and averaged 3.8 walks per game at home.
  • They averaged 9.3 strikeouts per game at home last season.

Red Sox

  • In 81 games on the road last season, they hit 111 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
  • They slugged .418 in 81 road games last season.
  • In away games last season, they had a .241 AVG with 8.3 base hits per contest.
  • They scored 4.4 runs per game last season on the road.
  • When they played on the road last season, they had a team on-base percentage of .307 and drew three walks per game.
  • In 81 road games last season, they averaged 9.4 strikeouts per contest.

Rays vs. Red Sox Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Corey Kluber

  • Kluber has started two games with set spreads, and the Rays covered in both chances.
  • The Rays were favored on the moneyline for one Kluber start this season — they won.
  • His team split the two matchups he’s appeared in this season.
  • Kluber’s two starts with a total this season both went under.

Projected starter: Michael Wacha

  • Wacha has a record of 1-1-0 ATS in two starts with a spread this season.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.
  • Wacha’s team is 1-1 when he starts this season.
  • In the two games with a total started by Wacha this season, the teams did not hit the over both times.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Wander Franco has put up a team-best batting average of .362.
  • Among all hitters in MLB action, Franco’s home run total ranks 81st and his RBI tally ranks 27th.
  • Franco heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .409 with four doubles, a home run and four RBI.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .375 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 walks.
  • Choi currently ranks 31st in home runs and 40th in RBI in the majors.
  • Brandon Lowe has a team-high three homers.
  • Francisco Mejia’s 10 runs batted in are a team-high mark.
  • Mejia brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .368 with a double, two home runs and nine RBI.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Rafael Devers has been key for Boston with 15 hits, an OBP of .327 plus a slugging percentage of .500.
  • Devers’ home run total ranks 31st in the big leagues, and he is 40th in RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo is batting .268 this season with a team-high three home runs and nine RBI.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Verdugo ranks 13th in homers and 19th in RBI.
  • Verdugo has safely hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .212 with a double, two home runs, three walks and six RBI.
  • Kike Hernandez is slashing .174/.269/.370 this season for the Red Sox.
  • J.D. Martinez has collected 10 hits this season and has an OBP of .372. He’s slugging .500 on the year.

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