Red Sox vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 7, 2021

The Boston Red Sox (2-3) host the Tampa Bay Rays (2-3) on Wednesday at Fenway Park, beginning at 1:10 PM ET. The Red Sox are on the moneyline, while the Rays are . Boston has Nathan Eovaldi starting things off, while Tampa Bay will counter with Ryan Yarbrough.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Eovaldi (BOS) Pitcher Yarbrough (TB)
0 – 2 W/L 0 – 4
10.2 IP 5.2
1.69 ERA 0.00
0.940 WHIP 0.710
6.7 K/9 4.8
1.7 BB/9 0.0

Red Sox Probable Starter Nathan Eovaldi

  • The Red Sox were named the moneyline favorite for one Eovaldi start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Eovaldi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .400
Austin Meadows 9 .556 5 1 3 .600 1.822
Yandy Díaz 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .572
Joey Wendle 7 .714 5 1 1 .778 2.349
Mike Zunino 7 .143 1 1 2 .250 .821
Willy Adames 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Randy Arozarena 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manuel Margot 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Mike Brosseau 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Probable Starter Ryan Yarbrough

  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Yarbrough

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Xander Bogaerts 21 .286 6 0 2 .286 .715
Christian Vázquez 16 .375 6 2 6 .375 1.125
J.D. Martinez 15 .600 9 2 3 .647 1.914
Rafael Devers 13 .385 5 1 4 .438 1.130
Marwin Gonzalez 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Alex Verdugo 4 .500 2 1 2 .667 1.917
Kevin Plawecki 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Kike Hernández 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the Red Sox were the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.9 runs per game (292 total).
  • The Red Sox finished with an 8-5 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 61.5% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -112 or shorter, Boston had a 7-5 record (winning 58.3% of its games).
  • Boston played in 57 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-26-1).

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays were underdogs 14 times last season and won nine, or 64.3%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay entered 12 games last season as the underdog by -105 or more and was 8-4 in those contests.
  • Last season, Tampa Bay and its opponents hit the over in 25 of their 56 games with a total.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers had 11 home runs and 43 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Devers ranked ninth in RBI (43), and fifth in SLG (.483).
  • Xander Bogaerts launched 11 home runs a season ago while slugging .502.
  • Bogaerts ranked 23rd in BA among the qualified hitters in MLB.

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

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena finished last season with a .281 batting average while adding seven home runs and 11 RBI.
  • Brandon Lowe slugged 14 homers and finished with 37 RBI.
  • Lowe ranked 18th in HR among qualified hitters in the majors.

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
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
Randy Arozarena 64 .281 15 7 11 .382 1.023

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