Wednesday, February 21

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox odds, tips and betting trends

At Tropicana Field on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox (7-6) play the Tampa Bay Rays (7-6), with first pitch at 6:10 PM ET.

The Rays (-119 moneyline odds to win) and the Red Sox (-101) will take the field in a projected tight contest. The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to J.P. Feyereisen, and Garrett Whitlock (1-0) answering the bell for the Boston Red Sox.

Michael Wacha (5.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 K) was credited with a win in the Red Sox’s 4-3 victory over the Rays yesterday. Xander Bogaerts led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double. Corey Kluber (5.0 IP, 4 R, 11 H, 3 K) took the loss for the Rays.

Here is everything you need to get ready for Saturday’s Rays vs. Red Sox contest.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Saturday at 5:06 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Rays (-119, bet $119 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Red Sox (-101, bet $101 to win $100)
  • Over/under: 8

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • This season, the Rays have won six out of the 10 games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 5-4, a 55.6% win rate, when favored by -119 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rays have a 54.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in five of 13 chances this season.
  • The Rays are 6-7-0 against the spread in their 13 chances this season.
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J.P. Feyereisen (Rays Probable Starter)

  • The Rays will send Feyereisen to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit against the Chicago White Sox.
  • He has pitched to a .00 ERA this season with 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 0.0 walks per nine across four games.
  • The Red Sox have scored 51 runs this season, which ranks 18th in MLB. They have 101 hits, 14th in baseball, with 10 home runs (21st in the league).

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays rank 16th in Major League Baseball with 11 home runs.
  • Hitters for the Rays rank sixth in the majors with a combined .406 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay ranks fourth in MLB with a .251 team batting average.
  • The Rays are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking seventh with 61 total runs this season.
  • Tampa Bay has an OBP of .324 this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.
  • The Rays rank 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 whiffs per contest.

Red Sox Stats and Trends

Red Sox Betting Records

  • The Red Sox have been underdogs in six games this season and have come away with the win two times (33.3%) in those contests.
  • This season, Boston has come away with a win two times in five chances when named as an underdog of at least -101 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 50.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Boston and their opponents have gone over in three of their 13 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Red Sox are 8-5-0 against the spread in their 13 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.
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Garrett Whitlock (Red Sox Probable Starter)

  • Whitlock will start for the Red Sox, his first this season.
  • The 25-year-old right-hander pitched in relief in his last outing this season, one of four appearances so far.
  • Over his four games this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of just .121 against him. He has a .93 ERA and averages 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Rays rank seventh in runs scored in the league (61) this season and are batting .251 while hitting 11 home runs (16th in the league).

Red Sox Batting Stats

  • The Red Sox average 0.8 home runs per game to rank 21st in MLB play with 10 total home runs .
  • So far this season, the Red Sox are 14th in the league, slugging .367.
  • Boston has the 13th-ranked batting average in the league (.234).
  • The offense for the Red Sox is the No. 18 offense in MLB action scoring 3.9 runs per game (51 total runs).
  • Boston’s .284 on-base percentage ranks 24th in baseball.
  • The Red Sox strike out 7.8 times per game to rank ninth in the league.

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