Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays 9-4-23 MLB Analysis, Odds, and Best Picks

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays 9/4/23 – As MLB season nears its final stretch, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays prepare to do battle in an important matchup at Tropicana Field at 4:10 PM ET and televised on ESP+. Brayan Bello of Red Sox will start as Brayan Civale of Rays duel it out between them for bragging rights – something Canadian live betting enthusiasts should look out for with both teams fighting hard for playoff positioning. For Canadian live betting enthusiasts looking forward to this game – keep tabs as it could turn out very quickly!

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Date & Time: Sunday, September 4, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field


Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays 9/4/23 Betting Odds

Red Sox+120+1.5 (-175)8 over (-112)
Rays-141-1.5 (+145)8 under (-115)

Boston Red Sox Analysis

The Boston Red Sox have currently posted a batting average of 0.264 with 683 runs scored on 1245 hits, 163 homers hit and an on-base percentage of 0.33 despite possessing an slugging percentage of 0.438 and an on-base percentage of 0.33 respectively. Unfortunately however, their inconsistency in capitalizing on key situations remains an area of concern as evidenced by their recent 2-5 SU record in seven contests played thus far.

Brayan Bello enters this matchup with a 10-8 record, 3.57 ERA and 1.28 WHIP – solid stats against Tampa Bay’s potency on offense; however he must remain particularly wary to minimize home runs (19 given up so far).

Tampa Bay Rays Analysis

The Tampa Bay Rays currently boast a batting average of 0.26, having scored 732 runs and 1206 hits to their credit. Their slugging percentage of 0.446 outshines even that of the Red Sox while also managing to hit 198 homers! Their on-base percentage stands at an impressive 0.331; and their recent form (9-3 SU in 12 games) suggests high spirits amongst players and coaches alike.

Aaron Civale enters this game with an impressive 7-3 W-L record and an outstanding 2.64 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 102.1 innings pitched, giving up only 90 hits (7 homers), striking out 83 while walking only 24 batters – evidence of better control and efficiency against Red Sox lineup.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Against the Spread

Boston Red Sox games have seen their totals go OVER in 15 of 17 matches over the last year, making them risky bets on unders. Contrastingly, Tampa Bay’s last 13 out of 20 games have gone over, particularly those played at Tropicana Field where Tampa Bay boasts an undefeated 10-0 SU record against Boston Red Sox since they last met each other – Boston have struggled recently as evidenced by an 1-7 SU record against them recently; four out of six September games played by Tampa Bay have seen totals go UNDERS as autumn sets in.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, here are my picks:

Moneyline: Given Tampa Bay’s recent form and home advantage, the sensible moneyline pick would be Tampa Bay Rays at -141.

Spread: Considering Tampa Bay’s dominating performances at home and against Boston, betting on the Rays to cover the spread of -1.5 at +145 seems like a reasonable risk.

Total: Both teams have shown a strong trend of going OVER, but given that Boston’s last 15 of 17 games have gone OVER, the pick here would be Total 8 over (-112).

Predicted Score: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Boston Red Sox 3

Tampa Bay Rays seem poised to capitalize on their home advantage and recent form to defeat Boston Red Sox in this exciting matchup with high stakes, especially given their struggles on the road and against Tampa Bay. Their superior pitching matchup gives Tampa Bay a decided edge when making MLB picks and predictions, offering odds in favour of Tampa Bay for best odds and predictions.