Red Sox Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 12, 2022

Written By Staff on July 12, 2022

Xander Bogaerts will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when his Boston Red Sox (47-40) play the Tampa Bay Rays (46-40) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET. Boston’s (-120 to win) Chris Sale and Tampa Bay’s (+102) Corey Kluber will take the mound first.

The betting trends in what follows reflect odds as of July 12, 2022 at 5:42 PM ET.

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Red Sox vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Sale (BOS) Pitcher Kluber (TB)
0 – 0 W/L 4 – 5
0 IP 82.0
0.00 ERA 3.62
0.000 WHIP 1.110
0 K/9 7.9
0 BB/9 1.4

Red Sox Probable Starter Chris Sale

  • Sale starts for the first time this season for the Red Sox.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 33-year-old southpaw started and went 5 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.
  • Last season he put together a 5-1 record, a 3.16 ERA and a 1.336 WHIP over his nine games.
  • The Rays have MLB’s 21st-ranked scoring offense (360 total runs) and have racked up a .240 batting average as a team while hitting 80 home runs (22nd in the league) this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 12, 2022 at 5:42 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Sale

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yandy Díaz 13 .538 7 0 4 .571 1.417
Randy Arozarena 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
Taylor Walls 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Francisco Mejía 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • Kluber (4-5) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings without allowing a run on three hits in a matchup with the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 36-year-old has an ERA of 3.62 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .246 in 16 games this season.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in eight of them.
  • The Red Sox rank fourth in MLB with 415 runs scored this season. They have a .261 batting average this campaign with 85 home runs (20th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 12, 2022 at 5:42 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
J.D. Martinez 34 .265 9 2 4 .265 .765
Xander Bogaerts 26 .231 6 0 3 .259 .567
Jackie Bradley Jr. 22 .318 7 2 6 .444 1.080
Christian Vázquez 11 .182 2 0 0 .182 .364
Trevor Story 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Rafael Devers 6 .167 1 1 1 .167 .834
Alex Verdugo 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800
Jarren Duran 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Dalbec 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rob Refsnyder 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox are 30-19 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 61.2% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -120 or shorter, Boston has a 25-18 record (winning 58.1% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Red Sox have an implied win probability of 54.5%.
  • Boston has played in 87 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 38 times (38-44-5).
  • The Red Sox are 49-38-0 ATS this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rays have been the underdog 29 times and won 12, or 41.4%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay is 9-13 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +102 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 49.5% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 41 of their 86 opportunities.
  • In 86 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 39-47-0 ATS.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers has 106 hits with a .593 slugging percentage, both team-high stats for the Red Sox. He’s hitting .327 with 27 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Devers ranks third in batting average, 11th in on base percentage, and sixth in slugging among qualified batters in MLB.
  • Bogaerts has a .393 on-base percentage to lead his team. He has 22 doubles, seven home runs and 36 walks while batting .315.
  • Bogaerts ranks fifth in batting average, seventh in on base percentage, and 50th in slugging in MLB.
  • J.D. Martinez is hitting .313 with 29 doubles, nine home runs and 30 walks.
  • Alex Verdugo has 17 doubles, six home runs and 22 walks while hitting .265.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 324 .327 59 19 51 .384 .977
Alex Verdugo 313 .265 35 6 47 .312 .689
Xander Bogaerts 308 .315 51 7 36 .393 .848
Trevor Story 306 .222 49 15 58 .290 .715
J.D. Martínez 300 .313 50 9 38 .380 .880
Christian Vázquez 238 .290 26 5 35 .336 .765
Jackie Bradley Jr. 225 .213 15 1 25 .266 .573
Bobby Dalbec 210 .205 25 6 20 .287 .616
Franchy Cordero 179 .246 26 4 24 .322 .724
Jarren Duran 94 .277 14 1 7 .327 .763

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .418 this season while batting .307 with 47 walks and 39 runs scored.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average is 11th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is 84th in slugging percentatge.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.422) and total hits (82) this season.
  • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 74th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 109th, and he is 74th in slugging.
  • Harold Ramirez has 73 hits this season and has a slash line of .330/.379/.452.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .283 with a .395 OBP and 39 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 322 .255 40 10 40 .309 .731
Yandy Díaz 264 .307 39 3 23 .418 .827
Taylor Walls 223 .161 23 3 13 .245 .501
Harold Ramirez 221 .330 29 4 34 .379 .831
Ji-Man Choi 198 .283 26 7 39 .395 .855
Christian Bethancourt 169 .249 23 4 19 .298 .683
Brett Phillips 162 .148 17 4 10 .219 .466
Francisco Mejía 157 .236 18 5 18 .244 .639
Isaac Paredes 146 .240 25 13 28 .304 .852
Josh Lowe 134 .187 17 2 11 .238 .551

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