Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 20, 2024

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Rafael Devers, on a five-game home run streak, leads the 23-24 Boston Red Sox into Monday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (25-23). However, his Red Sox are underdogs for the contest, with sportsbooks setting the Rays as -125 moneyline favorites. Game time is at 6:50 PM ET from Tropicana Field, live on BSSUN.

Taj Bradley will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Boston will counter with Tanner Houck.

Rays vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -125
  • Red Sox odds to win: +107
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: BSSUN
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    Rays and Red Sox Betting Trends

    The Rays have won 15 of the 30 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (50%).

    When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -125 or shorter, Tampa Bay has gone 10-11 (47.6%).

    This season, the Red Sox have won 10 out of the 25 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

    Boston has a record of 5-7, a 41.7% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +107 or more by sportsbooks this season.

    The Rays have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 25 times this season for a 25-22-1 record against the over/under.

    The Red Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 47 games with a total this season.

    Rays Stats & Insights

    The Rays rank 18th in runs scored with 198, 4.1 per game.

    Tampa Bay is 23rd in baseball with 41 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

    The Rays are 16th in MLB with a .242 batting average.

    Tampa Bay’s 9.1 strikeouts per game rank 25th in MLB.

    The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 16th in the majors.

    Tampa Bay has the 20th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.30).

    Red Sox Stats & Insights

    The Red Sox rank 13th in the majors with 207 total runs scored this season.

    Boston ranks 12th in Major League Baseball with 50 home runs.

    The Red Sox have a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

    Boston ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.7) among MLB offenses.

    The Red Sox strike out 8.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-best in MLB.

    Boston has pitched to a 3.03 ERA this season, which ranks second in baseball.

    Rays Key Players to Watch

    Bradley (1-1) takes the mound for the Rays to make his third start of the season.

    Isaac Paredes is batting .309 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. All three of those stats are best among Tampa Bay hitters this season.

    Yandy Diaz is batting .259 with an OBP of .329 and a slugging percentage of .354 this season.

    Amed Rosario has collected 45 base hits, an OBP of .316 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.

    Jose Caballero has 37 hits and an OBP of .314 to go with a slugging percentage of .366 this season.

    Red Sox Key Players to Watch

    Houck (3-5) will take to the mound for the Red Sox and make his 10th start of the season.

    Jarren Duran has 13 doubles, seven triples, two home runs and 18 walks while hitting .271.

    Devers is hitting .285 to lead his team.

    Tyler O’Neill has put up a team-best 11 home runs.

    Wilyer Abreu has 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 17 walks while batting .270.

    Rays and Red Sox Injuries

    Rays: Colin Poche: 15 Day IL (Back), Chris Devenski: 15 Day IL (Knee), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Shane Baz: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Pepiot: 15 Day IL (Leg), Taylor Walls: 60 Day IL (Hip), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jacob Waguespack: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Red Sox: Masataka Yoshida: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Bryan Mata: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Isaiah Campbell: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Giolito: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Murphy: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston Casas: 60 Day IL (Rib), Liam Hendriks: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 4, Rays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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