Rays vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

The Boston Red Sox take a three-game home losing streak into a contest against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored () to hand the underdog Red Sox () another loss. Tampa Bay has Michael Wacha set to start, and Boston will send out Nick Pivetta.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Wacha (TB) Pitcher Pivetta (BOS)
1 – 4 W/L 2 – 0
34.0 IP 15.2
6.62 ERA 6.89
1.560 WHIP 1.530
9.8 K/9 9.8
1.9 BB/9 3.4

Rays Probable Starter Michael Wacha

  • Wacha will start for the Rays, his first this season.
  • The 29-year-old right-hander last appeared Wednesday, Sept. 23 against the Rays, when he started and went six innings.
  • Wacha’s team was the moneyline favorite just one time in a game he pitched a season ago, and won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Wacha

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kike Hernández 9 .444 4 1 4 .444 1.222
Xander Bogaerts 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
J.D. Martinez 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Renfroe 4 .250 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Franchy Cordero 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Alex Verdugo 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Rafael Devers 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Plawecki 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Christian Arroyo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Vázquez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Probable Starter Nick Pivetta

  • Pivetta will make his first start of the season for the Red Sox.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Sunday, Sept. 27 last season, when he pitched five innings in a matchup with the Braves.
  • The right-hander appeared in one game with his team as the moneyline underdog last season and won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Pivetta

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Manuel Margot 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Francisco Mejía 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays had the No. 12 offense in baseball scoring 4.8 runs per game (289 total runs).
  • The Rays won 29 of the 42 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (69%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, Tampa Bay had a 26-13 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • Tampa Bay played in 56 games with an over/under set, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-29-2).

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox were underdogs in 44 games last season and won 14 (31.8%) of those contests.
  • Boston entered 37 games last season as the underdog by +108 or more and was 12-25 in those contests.
  • Boston and its opponents went over the total last season in 30 of their 57 opportunities.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena had a batting average of .281 with 18 total hits last season.
  • Brandon Lowe had 14 home runs and 37 runs batted in a season ago.
  • Lowe ranked 18th in HR among the qualifying hitters in MLB.

Rays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 193 .269 36 14 37 .362 .916
Willy Adames 185 .259 29 8 23 .332 .813
Joey Wendle 168 .286 24 4 17 .339 .774
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 157 .197 27 8 24 .310 .705
Manuel Margot 145 .269 19 1 11 .327 .679
Kevin Kiermaier 138 .217 16 3 22 .316 .678
Austin Meadows 132 .205 19 4 13 .296 .667
Yandy Díaz 114 .307 16 2 11 .423 .809
Michael Brosseau 86 .302 12 5 12 .378 .936
Mike Zunino 75 .147 8 4 10 .238 .598

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers slugged 11 home runs and collected 43 RBI last season while batting .263.
  • Devers ranked fifth in SLG (.483), and ninth in RBI (43) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Xander Bogaerts finished with a .502 SLG and 11 homers while driving in 28 runs.
  • Bogaerts ranked 23rd in BA among qualified hitters in the majors.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 232 .263 32 11 43 .310 .793
J.D. Martínez 211 .213 22 7 27 .282 .671
Xander Bogaerts 203 .300 36 11 28 .359 .861
Alex Verdugo 201 .308 36 6 15 .364 .842
Marwin González 175 .211 15 5 22 .286 .606
Christian Vázquez 173 .283 22 7 23 .344 .801
Kiké Hernández 139 .237 20 5 20 .277 .694
Hunter Renfroe 122 .156 18 8 22 .252 .645
Kevin Plawecki 82 .341 8 1 17 .393 .856
Bobby Dalbec 80 .263 13 8 16 .359 .959

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