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Red Sox vs Rays Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 26, 2022Last updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Rays (69-55) will visit the Red Sox (60-64) in Boston on Friday, August 26 at Fenway Park. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Catch all the action at 7:10 p.m. ET!

For their upcoming game, the Red Sox have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on July 14, 2022, the score was 5-4 in favor of the Rays. The Red Sox had five runs to the Rays eight runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Fenway Park.

Red Sox vs Rays Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Red Sox. FanDuel has them at odds of -126 for victory, while Tampa Bay are +108. The predicted number of total runs is 8.5.

In their previous game on Thursday, the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays by a score of 5-6. So far this season, the team is currently batting .253 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Xander Bogaerts, who has a batting average of .301. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 4.46 and a .985 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Rays beat the Angels on Thursday by an 8-3 margin. Led by their top hitter, Harold Ramírez, who has a batting average of .331, the team is currently batting .238 on the season. In terms of defense, the team is sporting an ERA of 3.29 and a .986 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our odds analysis and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

The latest squad news is that the Red Sox are without James Paxton (Elbow), Christopher Sale (Finger), Tanner Houck (Back), Eric Hosmer (Back), Trevor Story (Hand), Tyler Danish (Elbow), Nathan Eovaldi (Shoulder) and Josh Taylor (Back). And the Rays are missing Michael Zunino (Shoulder), Shane Baz (Elbow), Roman Quinn (Knee), Andrew Kittredge (Elbow), Yonny Chirinos (Elbow), Wander Samuel Franco (Wrist), Jonathon Feyereisen (Shoulder), Josh Fleming (Oblique), Matthew Wisler (Neck), Kevin Kiermaier (Hip) and Tyler Glasnow (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Red Sox (-126) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Rays got the W 5-4.

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Red Sox vs Rays Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Boston (-126), Tampa Bay (+108) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Boston -1.5 (+158), Tampa Bay 1.5 (-192) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (-102), Over 8.5 Runs (-120) at FanDuel

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Red Sox vs Rays Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Red Sox 0.44%, Rays 0.67%
  • Win % as underdog: Red Sox 0.31%, Rays 0.21%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Boston 4-6, Tampa Bay 8-2

Runline Pick: Red Sox -1.5 Runs (+158) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Red Sox will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (-102) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Red Sox have averaged 4.5 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Rays have recorded 4.5 runs during the same timeframe.

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