Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: Preview & Picks 4/12/2023

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays: Preview & Picks 4/12/2023

April 12, 2023



Game Preview


On Wednesday evening, the Tampa Bay Rays (11-0) will compete against the Boston Red Sox (5-6) in the third game of their four-game series. The Rays’ starting pitcher will be Taj Bradley, a rookie, while the Red Sox will have Chris Sale, who has a 1-0 record and an 11.25 ERA. Over their last ten matchups, the teams have split the wins equally.


Boston needs to win against the Rays to continue their recent momentum and secure their fourth win in six games, as they have won three of their last five games. With a batting average of .245 (ranked 17th in the league), an on-base percentage of .326 (ranked 16th), and a slugging percentage of .440 (ranked 6th), they average 5.90 runs per game. Adam Duvall is out due to a fractured wrist and will be absent.


Boston’s pitching has been decent, with a .252 batting average against them (ranked 14th in the league), giving up an average of 4.80 runs per game. However, their 4.55 ERA (ranked 17th) and 1.40 WHIP (ranked 18th) could pose a challenge against the Rays.


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The Rays, on the other hand, have won their first three series of the season, and this is their best start since 1987, with eleven straight wins. They seek to win their fourth consecutive series on Wednesday. Tampa Bay has a batting average of .279 (ranked 5th in the league), .366 on-base percentage (ranked 1st), and .564 slugging percentage (ranked 1st), averaging 7.60 runs per game.


Their pitching is among the best in the league, giving up an average of 1.80 runs per game, with opponents having a league-leading .184 batting average against them. Their 1.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP also lead the league. Due to Zach Eflin’s injury, 22-year-old Taj Bradley, a rookie, will make his Major League debut.


The Rays are expected to continue playing well in this game, given their excellent performance so far. They are the league’s best offensive team and have a significant advantage against left-handers, which works in their favor against Sale, who has struggled in his last two starts. Although Boston’s bullpen has been performing well, it will face a tough challenge against the Rays’ powerful offense.


Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Game Information


  • Date: 4/12/2023
  • Time: 06:40 PM ET
  • Location: Tropicana Field.
  • How to Watch Red Sox vs Rays: TBS
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Red Sox vs Rays Betting Lines


Rays are –126 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $79.37. On the other side, Red Sox are +116 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $116.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Rays at a 55.75% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Red Sox have 46.30% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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