Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

Tampa Bay Rays (25-24) vs Boston Red Sox (24-24)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Ryan Pepiot (3-2) (3.68) vs Brayan Bello (4-2) (3.96)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -130 / Boston Red Sox +120 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action from Tropicana Field. Here’s a Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Boston Red Sox recent form and player performance

• The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Boston Red Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Tampa Bay Rays

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Red Sox and Rays

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Red Sox vs Rays game

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox played the St. Louis Cardinals in their weekend series. Boston lost the first pair of installments in that set 10-6 and 7-2 but came back for an 11-3 Sunday win to stop the sweep. After a 5-0 win over the Rays in game one, on Tuesday the Sox scored three runs in the final pair of innings during a 5-2 comeback win. Starter Cooper Criswell lasted 5.1 innings with two earned on six hits and a walk.

It’ll be Brayan Bello in the starting pitcher role for the Sox on Wednesday. Over his seven starts this year Bello is 4-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 31 Ks in 36.1 innings. In his career Bello is 18-21 with a 4.31 ERA in 48 games (46 starts).

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Over on the Rays’ side, they played the Toronto Blue Jays in their weekend set. Tampa Bay took wins in the first pair 4-3 and 5-4 before a Sunday loss 5-2. In the Tuesday matchup versus the Sox, Tampa Bay blew an early 2-0 lead. Zack Littell lasted 5.2 innings with two earned on three hits and a walk as starter.

As starter for Wednesday’s game, Tampa Bay will send out Ryan Pepiot. This year Pepiot is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA and 41 strikeouts.

Red Sox vs Rays Injury Notes

Red Sox SP Garrett Whitlock will likely need surgery on his damaged right UCL.

Rays 3B Taylor Walls (hip) began a rehab assignment with the FCL Rays on Tuesday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Eight of the Rays' last nine night games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Six of the Red Sox's last seven night games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Harold Ramirez has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three appearances against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has scored a run in each of his last four home appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five home appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in each of his last three home appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Rafael Devers has scored at least one run in each of the Red Sox's last eight night games.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one hit in each of the Red Sox's last eight road games.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances against AL opponents.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has hit a home run in five of the Red Sox's last six night games.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Red Sox's last six night games.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Red Sox. Bello needs a good start after struggling his last time up, though. Back on May 17 versus the Cardinals, Bello put up five earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings during a loss. Prior to that however, Bello had just two earned across 11.0 innings in a pair of wins.

On Tuesday the Sox made the most of their seven team hits and showed some great tenacity in the comeback. I like Boston to keep it going in the finale.

Andrew’s Pick Boston Red Sox +120

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