Red Sox vs Rays Prediction - MLB Picks 4/13/23

Tampa Bay Rays (11-0) vs Boston Red Sox (5-6)

Game Info: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Jeffrey Springs (2-0) (0.00) vs Corey Kluber (0-2) (6.48)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -147 / Boston Red Sox +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at Tropicana Field. The Rays have won the first two games of this series. 

Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox come into this game with a 5-7 record overall and the pitching has been a major issue so far in this series. In the last game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the offense scored seven runs, but the defense gave up nine runs. Rafael Devers has one hit, one runs, and three RBIs. The Red Sox are averaging 5.67 runs while their defense is giving up 5.33 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd, while the defense is ranked 23rd. On the mound for the Red Sox will be Corey Kluber who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 6.48. 

Rays Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rays who sit with a perfect 12-0 record and they have to feel really good about the way they have played. Randy Arozarena had a huge game finishing with one hit and four RBIs. The Rays offense is averaging 7.67 runs while their defense is giving up 2.25 runs per game. The offense and pitching are both the best in baseball right now. On the season Arozrena has hit three home runs and driven in 15 RBIs. On the mound for the Rays is Jeffrey Springs who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. 

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Red Sox vs Rays Trends

Rays are 11-0 in their last 11 overall. Rays are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. Rays are 7-0 in Springs' last 7 home starts. Rays are 6-0 in Springs' last 6 home starts vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 6-1-1 in Rays last 8 overall. Over is 6-1 in Red Sox last 7 Thursday games. Over is 5-1-1 in Rays last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.

Shane’s Free Pick

I’m not betting against the Tampa Bay Rays at this point, Jeffrey Springs has been lights out this season, and the Rays offense is going to have no issue running up the score against Kluber. Kluber sits with an ERA of 6.48, and this game is going to be an easy victory for Tampa Bay. Back the Rays on the run line.

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