Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 13, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (12-0) roll into Thursday’s matchup with the Boston Red Sox (5-7) looking to extend a 12-game winning streak. The contest starts at 1:10 PM ET on MLB Network with the Rays listed as -226 favorites on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Springs gets the start, and he’ll go against Boston’s Corey Kluber.

Rays vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -226
  • Red Sox odds to win: +188
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

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 12 times this season, and they’ve won each of those games.

Tampa Bay has played six times as moneyline favorites with odds of -226 or shorter, and earned a victory in each game.

The Red Sox have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games.

Boston has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +188.

The Rays have played in 12 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-3-1).

So far this season, the Red Sox and their opponents have hit the over in eight of their 12 games with a total.

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Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (92 total, 7.7 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 30 home runs, averaging 2.5 per game.

The Rays are second in MLB with a .286 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out the least in baseball, averaging 7.1 per game.

The Rays pitching staff ranks 10th in MLB with a collective 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay’s 2.17 team ERA leads 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 68 total runs this season.

Boston’s 16 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.

The Red Sox rank 16th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.

Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (7.8 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Red Sox average 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, eighth-most in the league.

Boston has the 23rd-ranked ERA (5.06) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will look to Springs (2-0) in his third start this season.

Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.340) and home runs (four) this season, while also chipping in with 12 RBI.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in with 15 while batting .319 with three homers.

Yandy Diaz has collected 10 base hits, an OBP of .400 and a slugging percentage of .556 this season.

Brandon Lowe leads Tampa Bay in home runs with four while driving in 10 runs and slugging .759.

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Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Kluber will get the start for the Red Sox, his third of the season.

Rafael Devers paces the Red Sox with five home runs.

Alex Verdugo has a club-leading .333 batting average.

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

Justin Turner is batting .233 with two doubles 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), Zack Kelly: day-to-day (Elbow)

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Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, Red Sox 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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