Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/13/24

Boston Red Sox (21-19) vs Tampa Bay Rays (20-21)

Game Info: Monday, May 13, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Kutter Crawford (2-1) (1.75) vs Zach Eflin (2-4) (3.75)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -132 / Tampa Bay Rays +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox meet Monday in MLB game 1 action at Fenway Park. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays look to get back to a .500 record after wins over the White Sox and Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Isaac Paredes leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 42 hits and 22 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Amed Rosario have combined for 78 hits and 34 RBI.

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Boston Red Sox are 21-19 this season after games against the Braves and Nationals. The Boston Red Sox have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Boston Red Sox have lost 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Jarren Duran leads the Boston Red Sox with 43 hits and 16 RBI, while Rafael Devers and Connor Wong have combined for 62 hits and 28 RBI.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchup

Zach Eflin gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 2-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Eflin has allowed 12 hits and 4 runs in his last 12.2 innings. Eflin has a 4.76 ERA and .287 allowed batting average in 22.2 road innings. Eflin is 1-0 with a 6.16 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Boston Red Sox.

Kutter Crawford gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox, and he is 2-1 with a 1.75 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Crawford has allowed 9 hits and 4 runs in his last 13 innings. Crawford has a 1.90 ERA and .207 allowed batting average in 23.2 home innings. Crawford is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Red Sox's last four games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Rafael Devers has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances in night games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances in night games.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in night games.
  • Trevor Story has hit a home run in four of his five previous appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Rays.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances in night games.
  • Kutter Crawford ranks 5th amongst qualified players for Earned Run Average (1.75) this season.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Harold Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against the Red Sox.
  • Zach Eflin has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yandy Diaz has scored at least one run in each of his last seven road appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight road appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach Eflin has recorded a win in four of his last five road appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five appearances with the Rays as road underdogs against the Red Sox.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T3rd in the league in Steals (15) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Red Sox rank T1st in the league for triples this season (10).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.75).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (54).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 5th in the league for steals this season (48).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Prediction

It's only a matter of time before the Boston Red Sox get going offensively, and you'd assume it would happen at home. Zach Eflin is missing bats this season, but he hasn't been unhittable, and he's been shaky at best on the road. Kutter Crawford is coming into his own as a young pitcher, and he's been even better at home this season. The Red Sox should like their chances in this game at home with the pitching advantage. I'll lay the cheap price with the Red Sox at home.

Randy’s Pick Boston Red Sox -132

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