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Red Sox vs. Rays prediction, odds, line: 2022 MLB picks, July 5 best bets from proven baseball model

AL East foes meet up tonight when the Tampa Bay Rays (43-37) visit the Boston Red Sox (45-35) in an MLB on TBS matchup. Boston has won two straight games, including a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Monday. Nick Pivetta (8-5, 3.23 ERA) will be starting for Boston, while Jeffrey Springs (3-2, 2.25 ERA) is on the mound for Tampa Bay.

The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET from Fenway Park. Boston is the -130 money line favorite (risk $130 to win $100) in the latest Rays vs. Red Sox odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Tampa Bay is a +110 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Red Sox vs. Rays picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. and it is 271-232 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning well over $500 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rays vs. Red Sox, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Red Sox vs. Rays:

  • Rays vs. Red Sox money line: Boston -130, Tampa Bay +110
  • Rays vs. Red Sox run-line: Tampa Bay +1.5 (-170)
  • Rays vs. Red Sox over-under: 9.5 runs
  • TB: Over is 5-0 in Rays’ last five games vs. a right-handed starter
  • BOS: Red Sox are 5-0 in their last five home games 
  • Rays vs. Red Sox picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why you should back the Red Sox

Third baseman Rafael Devers is a pure hitter with power to all parts of the field. Devers is a stout run-producer with the ability to hit for average as the 2021 All-Star is third in the league in batting average (.327) with 17 home runs and 46 RBI. He has recorded two-plus hits in back-to-back games.

Second baseman Trevor Story is an excellent athlete who plays sound defense in the infield. Story displays plenty of power with his compact swing as the two-time All-Star leads Boston in RBI (53) while ranking second in home runs (13). In his last outing, he went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.

Why you should back the Rays

First baseman Ji-Man Choi owns solid power to all parts of the field and is one of Tampa’s best run-producers from the middle part of the lineup. The 31-year-old has a batting average of .283 with seven home runs and 36 RBI. On July 3, he went 3-for-5 with a double and solo home run.

Second baseman Isaac Paredes has above-average tools at the plate with a great understanding of the strike zone. Paredes has the discipline before turning on a pitch that he likes as he’s batting .370 over the last 14 days. The 23-year-old leads the team in home runs (13) and he’s also driven in 27. On July 2, he went 3-for-5 with a three-run bomb.

How to make Rays vs. Red Sox picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 9.4 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Red Sox vs. Rays? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

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