Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 11, 2023

MLB Predictions

Randy Arozarena (10 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the Tampa Bay Rays (10-0) and Boston Red Sox (5-5) meet Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET, live on BSSUN from Tropicana Field. Arozarena and the Rays are favored by sportsbooks with -179 odds on the moneyline.

Shane McClanahan will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Boston will counter with Garrett Whitlock.

Rays vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -179
  • Red Sox odds to win: +151
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

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Rays and Red Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won all 10 of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season.

Tampa Bay has played eight times as moneyline favorites with odds of -179 or shorter, and claimed a victory in each game.

The Red Sox lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Boston has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +151.

The Rays have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total six times this season for a 6-3-1 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Red Sox have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in six of 10 chances this season.

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Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays have the most productive offense in MLB action scoring 7.6 runs per game (76 total runs).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 25 home runs, averaging 2.5 per game.

The Rays have the fifth-best batting average in the majors (.279).

Tampa Bay’s batters strike out 6.5 times per game, the lowest average in the majors.

The 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks 15th in the majors.

Tampa Bay has a 1.70 team ERA that is No. 1 among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking third with 59 total runs this season.

Boston’s 15 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.

The Red Sox have a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 17th among MLB teams.

Boston is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking third with an average of 7.2 strikeouts per game.

The Red Sox strike out 9.0 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 12th in MLB.

Boston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.55 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays are sending McClanahan (2-0) to the mound to make his third start of the season.

Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.359) and runs batted in (11) this season.

Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in home runs with four while driving in nine runs and slugging .683.

Brandon Lowe has collected seven base hits, an OBP of .469 and a slugging percentage of .667 this season.

Yandy Diaz has seven hits and an OBP of .361 to go with a slugging percentage of .467 this season.

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Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Whitlock has been named the starter for the Red Sox and will make his first start this season.

Rafael Devers paces the Red Sox with four home runs.

Masataka Yoshida is batting .235 with a double, a home run and six walks.

Alex Verdugo has a double, a triple, a home run and three walks while batting .325.

Justin Turner is hitting .189 with a double and six walks.

Rays and Red Sox Injuries

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane Baz: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 15 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Taylor Walls: day-to-day (Elbow)

Red Sox: Adam Duvall: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Brayan Bello: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, Red Sox 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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