Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4-13-23 MLB Analysis, Odds and Tips

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/13/23 – On Thursday night, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will wrap up their four-game series. Boston lost the initial two games of this series after sweeping Detroit in their previous matchup. The Red Sox will start Corey Kluber for Thursday’s finale. Tampa Bay is off to one of the greatest starts in MLB history. The Rays hope to keep this momentum going with Jeffrey Springs taking the mound. The most recent MLB betting trends favor the Tampa Bay Rays to win in this game.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays

Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 1:10 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL


Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/13/23 Betting Odds

Red Sox

Moneyline: +167

Spread: +1.5 (-135)

Total: 8 over (-115)


Moneyline: -192

Spread: -1.5 (+115)

Total: 8 under (-105)

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Analysis

As a team, the Boston Red Sox are scoring an average of 5.6 runs per game to rank 8th in baseball. They have scored 61 runs and hold an on-base percentage of 0.323, as well as 19 doubles and 15 hits this season. Furthermore, Boston has a slugging percentage of 0.421 while striking out 82 times and walking on 41 occasions. The Red Sox have an ERA of 4.73 on the year and their pitching staff has struck out 98 batters. They boast a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and have earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. Their pitchers have allowed 19 home runs and 55 total runs to opposing teams while walking 39 players each game; as a unit, their FIP stands at 5.26. The Boston Red Sox have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs during their 873 innings on the diamond this season, placing them 22nd in MLB. Over this span, they have 291 putouts, 100 assists and 9 errors; their fielding percentage of 0.978 ranks 29th overall while they have recorded 11 double plays.

The Tampa Bay Rays currently sport an OBP of 0.365 and team batting average of 0.283 on the season. They’ve been called out on strikes 74 times, totaling 103 base knocks. Tampa Bay has 29 HRs this year along with 81 RBIs. Their slugging percentage stands at 0.580 as they average 7.55 runs per contest while hitting 21 doubles, walking 41 times, and scoring 83 runs in total. The Rays currently own a WHIP of 0.929 and FIP of 2.84 as a team this season, ranking 1st in baseball for total hits surrendered with 65. Their pitching staff has allowed 20 runs this season while boasting an ERA of 1.73. They boast a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.67, as well as 4 home runs allowed per 9 innings pitched. Over 891 innings this season, the Rays have achieved a defensive efficiency of 74.5%. They have turned 10 double plays and boast an impressive fielding rate of 0.990; additionally, they have 92 assists, 4 errors and earned 297 putouts overall.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Against the Spread

The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher. Over is 6-1 in Red Sox last 7 Thursday games. The Red Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. Over is 5-1 in Red Sox last 6 vs. American League East. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.

Over is 5-0-1 in Rays last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 5-0 in Rays last 5 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher. Under is 6-0 in Rays last 6 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower. The Rays are 11-0 in their last 11 overall. The Rays are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick

Tampa Bay Rays currently hold a power ranking of 1 and are the #1 offense scoring an average of 7.60 points per game, #1 defense allowing an average of 1.80 points per game, and 11-0 overall. Today, Tampa Bay is the best MLB betting pick to win this game.

Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+115)