Rays Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 14, 2022

Written By Staff on July 14, 2022

Xander Bogaerts is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Boston Red Sox (47-42) get ready for a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays (48-40) on Thursday at 7:10 PM ET. Drew Rasmussen takes the mound first for Tampa Bay (-126 to win), and Kutter Crawford is Boston’s (+108) choice to start.

The insights in this article use the latest odds as of July 14, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET.

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Rays vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rasmussen (TB) Pitcher Crawford (BOS)
5 – 3 W/L 2 – 2
66.2 IP 30.0
3.10 ERA 4.50
1.185 WHIP 1.433
7.7 K/9 11.4
2.7 BB/9 4.5

Rays Probable Starter Drew Rasmussen

  • Rasmussen makes the start for the Rays, his 15th of the season. He is 5-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, when the right-hander went 4 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • In 14 games this season, the 26-year-old has a 3.10 ERA and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .233 to his opponents.
  • Rasmussen enters the game with two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has the eighth-ranked slugging percentage (.413) and ranks 20th in MLB play with 85 home runs. It has a collective .259 batting average, and is first in MLB with 799 total hits and fifth in MLB play scoring 418 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 14, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Rasmussen

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
J.D. Martinez 10 .300 3 0 0 .300 .600
Rafael Devers 8 .250 2 0 1 .333 .708
Alex Verdugo 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 1.286
Christian Vázquez 5 .400 2 0 2 .400 .800
Jarren Duran 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Plawecki 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Xander Bogaerts 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Bobby Dalbec 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Franchy Cordero 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Probable Starter Kutter Crawford

  • The Red Sox’s Crawford (2-2) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.50, a 2.533 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.433 in 12 games this season.
  • The Rays have scored 367 runs this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB. They have 705 hits, 17th in baseball, with 81 home runs (23rd in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 14, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Crawford

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brett Phillips 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Randy Arozarena 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Lowe 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Francisco Mejía 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ji-Man Choi 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yandy Díaz 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Harold Ramirez 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Taylor Walls 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Isaac Paredes 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have gone 35-23 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 60.3% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay has a 31-21 record (winning 59.6% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -126 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Rays’ implied win probability is 55.8%.
  • In the 88 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 41 times (41-43-4).
  • The Rays have a 41-47-0 record against the spread this season.
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have entered the game as underdogs 39 times this season and won 17, or 43.6%, of those games.
  • Boston is 11-16 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +108 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Red Sox have a 48.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Boston have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 38 of 89 chances this season.
  • The Red Sox are 49-40-0 against the spread in their 89 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has put up an on-base percentage of .414 and a slugging percentage of .402. Both lead the Rays. Overall, he’s hitting .303 with 18 doubles, three home runs and 48 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Diaz ranks 16th in batting average, third in on-base percentage, and 95th in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena has racked up 82 hits while slugging .416. Both pace his team. Overall, he has 20 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 22 walks while hitting .251.
  • Among qualified batters, Arozarena’s batting average ranks 79th, his on-base percentage ranks 106th, and he is 80th in the league in slugging.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .332 with 15 doubles, four home runs and 16 walks.
  • Ramirez has hit safely in seven straight games. During his last 10 outings he is batting .425 with four doubles, a home run, two walks and nine RBI.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .281 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 39 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 327 .251 40 10 40 .311 .727
Yandy Díaz 271 .303 40 3 24 .414 .816
Taylor Walls 230 .165 24 4 14 .246 .516
Harold Ramirez 229 .332 30 4 35 .378 .828
Ji-Man Choi 203 .281 26 7 40 .393 .846
Christian Bethancourt 172 .244 23 4 19 .293 .671
Brett Phillips 165 .145 17 4 10 .215 .457
Francisco Mejía 162 .241 19 5 19 .248 .643
Isaac Paredes 153 .235 26 13 28 .302 .838
Josh Lowe 135 .185 19 2 11 .247 .558

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers has 108 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .587, both of which rank first among Boston hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Devers ranks third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is sixth in slugging percentage.
  • Bogaerts leads Boston in OBP (.391) this season, fueled by 99 hits.
  • Bogaerts ranks seventh in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Alex Verdugo has collected 86 base hits, an OBP of .314 and a slugging percentage of .381 this season.
  • J.D. Martinez is batting .309 with a .375 OBP and 38 RBI for Boston this season.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 332 .325 59 19 51 .381 .968
Alex Verdugo 320 .269 36 6 47 .314 .695
Xander Bogaerts 315 .314 52 7 36 .391 .845
Trevor Story 307 .221 49 15 58 .289 .712
J.D. Martínez 304 .309 50 9 38 .375 .868
Christian Vázquez 245 .282 26 5 35 .327 .743
Jackie Bradley Jr. 230 .209 15 1 25 .260 .560
Bobby Dalbec 215 .205 25 6 21 .288 .623
Franchy Cordero 182 .242 26 4 25 .317 .713
Jarren Duran 96 .271 14 1 7 .327 .754

Rays vs Red Sox Player Props

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