Rays vs Red Sox Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – June 4, 2023

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The Tampa Bay Rays (41-19) and Boston Red Sox (30-28) will meet on Sunday at Fenway Park, with first pitch at 1:35 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Taj Bradley (3-2) for the Rays, and Tanner Houck (3-4) for the Red Sox.

Despite being on the road the Rays are a moderate moneyline favorite (-119) over the Red Sox (+101). The contest has an over/under set at 9.

Rays vs. Red Sox Odds

Run Line

Tampa Bay Rays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rays (-119)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -118, Under: -103)

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When, Where, at What Time is Rays vs. Red Sox

  • Game Day: Sunday, June 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NESN
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Rays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Pete Fairbanks 15-Day Injured List Hip
Zack Littell 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Drew Rasmussen 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Jeffrey Springs 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Garrett Cleavinger 60-Day Injured List Knee
Andrew Kittredge 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Shane Baz 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Josh Fleming Day-to-day Elbow
Wander Franco Day-to-day Hamstring
Luke Raley Day-to-day Oblique

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Christian Arroyo 10-Day Injured List Hamstring
Yu Chang 10-Day Injured List Wrist
Chris Sale 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
John Schreiber 15-Day Injured List Back
Richard Bleier 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Zack Kelly 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Adam Duvall 60-Day Injured List Wrist
Trevor Story 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Adalberto Mondesi 60-Day Injured List Hamstring
Wyatt Mills 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Last Time Out: Rays and Red Sox

Calvin Faucher (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) was credited with the win in the Rays’ 4-2 victory over the Red Sox yesterday. Harold Ramirez led the way offensively, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Kenley Jansen (1.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Red Sox.

Betting Trends

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Rays have won 37 out of the 52 games, or 71.2%, in which they’ve been favored. Tampa Bay is 37-11 this season when entering a game favored by -119 or more on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 54.3%. Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 35 of their 60 games with a total this season. In 60 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 35-25-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Wander Franco 56 .305 (12) .367 (24) .493 (36) 2.8% (102) 12.9% (13) 8.5% (96)
Yandy Díaz 49 .310 (6) .405 (5) .576 (4) 5.6% (15) 14% (18) 12.1% (33)
Randy Arozarena 57 .294 (21) .402 (8) .500 (27) 4.5% (31) 22.4% (96) 12.6% (26)
Josh Lowe 48 .293 (-) .341 (-) .557 (-) 6.1% (-) 23.5% (-) 6.7% (-)
Isaac Paredes 51 .270 (59) .345 (59) .466 (55) 4.1% (40) 18% (49) 6.2% (138)

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have been chosen as underdogs in 32 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (46.9%) in those games. Boston has a mark of 13-15 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +101 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 49.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 35 of their 58 opportunities. The Red Sox are 31-27-0 against the spread in their 58 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Masataka Yoshida 50 .314 (5) .394 (13) .505 (23) 3.2% (76) 10% (5) 10.4% (60)
Rafael Devers 55 .245 (105) .301 (139) .495 (33) 5.5% (18) 20.8% (80) 6.4% (133)
Alex Verdugo 54 .289 (28) .362 (34) .445 (67) 2.1% (131) 14% (18) 8.6% (93)
Justin Turner 55 .271 (57) .354 (46) .411 (95) 2.5% (112) 16% (33) 10.1% (68)
Kiké Hernández 52 .237 (122) .308 (128) .366 (138) 2.4% (115) 21.2% (84) 8.7% (91)

Rays vs. Red Sox Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Rays will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-119). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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