In the third game of a four-game set at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox (22-20) play the Tampa Bay Rays (21-22), Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET.

The Rays (+117 underdog moneyline odds) visit the Red Sox (-138). The Red Sox will start Tanner Houck (3-4) against the Rays and Taj Bradley (0-1).

The Red Sox beat the Rays 5-4 yesterday, with Brennan Bernardino getting the win (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) and Ceddanne Rafaela leading the way offensively (going 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI). Manuel Rodriguez (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Rays.

Prepare for the Red Sox vs. Rays with everything you need to know about Wednesday’s Game, including viewing options.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Wednesday at 9:16 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Red Sox (-138, bet $138 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rays (+117, bet $100 to win $117)
  • Over/under: 8

Red Sox vs. Rays: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Fenway Park
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Red Sox stats and trends

Red Sox betting records

  • This season, the Red Sox have won 12 out of the 19 games, or 63.2%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Boston is 7-2 this season when entering a game favored by -138 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 58% chance to win.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 15 of its 42 chances.
  • In 42 games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 19-23-0 ATS.

Tanner Houck (Red Sox probable starter)

  • Houck gets the start for the Red Sox, his ninth of the season. He is 3-4 with a 2.24 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the Washington Nationals, when he tossed seven innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 27-year-old has amassed a 2.24 ERA and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .218 to his opponents.
  • Houck is seeking his sixth quality start in a row.
  • Houck will aim to pitch five or more innings for his ninth straight start. He’s averaging 6.5 innings per outing.
  • In three of his eight total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks 18th in the league with 176 runs while batting .243 as a squad. It has a collective .370 slugging percentage (20th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 37 home runs (23rd in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old’s 2.24 ERA ranks ninth, .975 WHIP ranks 13th, and 8.6 K/9 ranks 39th.

Red Sox batting stats

  • The Red Sox rank 16th in Major League Baseball with 41 home runs.
  • Hitters for Boston rank 10th in the majors with a combined .395 team slugging percentage.
  • The Red Sox’s .242 batting average ranks 13th in the league this season.
  • Boston ranks 17th in the majors with 180 total runs scored this season.
  • The Red Sox have the 11th-best on-base percentage in MLB this season (.314).
  • Boston ranks just 28th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 10.0 whiffs per contest.

Rays stats and trends

Rays betting records

  • The Rays have won in five, or 41.7%, of the 12 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Tampa Bay has yet to win this season when listed as an underdog of +117 or worse on the moneyline this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 46.1% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over in 23 of its 43 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rays are 21-21-0 against the spread in their 42 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Taj Bradley (Rays probable starter)

  • The Rays will look to Bradley (0-1) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the New York Yankees, when he threw six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • In his one game this season, opposing hitters have a collective batting average of only .182 against him. He has a 1.50 ERA and averages 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has the 10th-ranked slugging percentage (.395) and ranks 16th in home runs hit (41) in all of MLB. They have a collective .242 batting average, and are 14th in the league with 346 total hits and 17th in MLB action scoring 180 runs.

Rays batting stats

  • The Rays rank 23rd in baseball with 37 total home runs.
  • This season, Tampa Bay is 20th in baseball, slugging .370.
  • The Rays are 11th in the majors with a .243 batting average.
  • Tampa Bay scores the 18th-most runs in baseball (176 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Rays’ .313 on-base percentage ranks 12th in MLB.
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