Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (11-0) roll into Wednesday’s matchup with the Boston Red Sox (5-6) looking to extend an 11-game winning streak. The contest starts at 6:40 PM ET on BSSUN with the Rays listed as -138 favorites on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay’s Taj Bradley gets the start, and he’ll go against Boston’s Chris Sale.

Rays vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -138
  • Red Sox odds to win: +116
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Red Sox?

Rays and Red Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of 11 times this season, and they’ve won each of those games.

Tampa Bay has played in 11 games as moneyline favorites with odds of -138 or shorter and won each of them.

The Red Sox have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Boston has played as an underdog of +116 or more twice this season and lost both games.

The Rays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 11 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in seven of those games (7-3-1).

The Red Sox and their opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 11 opportunities.

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Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays have the most prolific offense in MLB play scoring 7.5 runs per game (83 total runs).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 29 total home runs, averaging 2.6 per game.

The Rays’ .283 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.

Tampa Bay strikes out 6.7 times per game, the least Ks in the majors.

The Rays pitching staff is 14th in the majors with a collective 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has the first-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (1.73).

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Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking eighth with 61 total runs this season.

Boston ranks eighth in Major League Baseball with 15 home runs.

The Red Sox have a team batting average of .240 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.

Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fourth-best strikeout rate (7.5 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Red Sox have a 9.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 11th in the majors.

Boston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.73 ERA this year, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Bradley will take the mound to start for the Rays, his first of the season.

Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in home runs this season with four while driving in 10 runs.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in with 11 while batting .326 with two homers.

Yandy Diaz is slashing .303/.425/.606 this season for the Rays.

Brandon Lowe leads Tampa Bay in home runs with four while driving in 10 runs and slugging .786.

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Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Sale will take to the mound for the Red Sox, his third start of the season.

Rafael Devers has put up a team-high four home runs.

Alex Verdugo is hitting .318 with a double, a triple, a home run and three walks.

Masataka Yoshida is batting .216 with a double, a home run and seven walks.

Justin Turner is batting .205 with a double and eight 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)

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), Masataka Yoshida: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 7, Red Sox 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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