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Posted by: Mike Davis

The Boston Red Sox have their eye on the online MLB betting lead in the AL East. Unfortunately for them, so do their longtime rival New York Yankees, who currently lead the division. So in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays matchup, the Crimson Hose will be vying to catch up to the Yanks. What do Wednesday’s 5 team parlay odds have to say about the Red Sox’ chances on the road?

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Wednesday, May 23rd    

Series: Game 2 || Boston Leads 1-0

When: 7:10 pm ET

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Red Sox -1½ (+130) 7½ (-110) -115
Rays +1½ (-150) 7½ (-110) +105
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Boston Red Sox 

The Red Sox march into this Wednesday night matchup with a 33-15 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL East. However, Boston is but ½ a game behind the division-leading Yankees, so there not that far behind whatsoever. Moreover, Boston’s current 3-game winning streak makes them a frontrunner to usurp the Yankees. To help pull out the win this evening, Boston will be sending David Price to start against Tampa Bay. Price is 4-4 on the year with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. All in all, this evening’s matchup marks the 12th time this season Boston has faced Tampa Bay. So far, the Red Sox have a 9-3 record when facing Tampa Bay. Only one of those losses came on the road however, so there’s no reason to bet against Boston this evening.

Players to Watch: Mookie Betts (16 HR, 35 RBI, .368 BA), JD Martinez (15 HR, 41 RBI, .343 BA), and Mitch Moreland (6 HR, 21 RBI, .313 BA).

Tampa Bay Rays  

At 22-24, the Rays are having a terrible season. All things considered, it’s not that shocking to see Tampa Bay struggle. Since Tampa Bay has delivered 4-straight losing seasons, it’s just another day for the Rays. As aforementioned, the Rays have struggled severely against Boston and they’re likely to do so once again this evening. After all, Boston managed to take Game 1 4-2 without breaking a sweat. In an attempt to deliver an upset, Tampa Bay will be sending Chris Archer to the mound. Archer is 3-3 on the season with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Matt Duffy (2 HR, 14 RBI, .321 BA), Wilson Ramos (6 HR, 22 RBI, .288 BA), and CJ Cron (11 HR, 27 RBI, .272 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Boston is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks

So which side should sportsbooks players take in this Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays matchup? All in all, it’s pretty obvious that Boston is the favorite here. Luckily, the money isn’t favoring them all that heavily. This makes them arguably the best team to take straight up this Wednesday night. Sign up today to get in on these eye-catching odds!

Score Prediction: 5-2 Boston. The Red Sox picks up another win over Tampa Bay. Additionally, Boston will cover the spread but the TOTAL will be UNDER.

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