On the evening of May 21, 2024, an exciting MLB matchup is slated as the Boston Red Sox visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, starting at 6:50 PM under a clear sky. Cooper Criswell, who has maintained an impressive ERA of 2.761, will take the mound for the Red Sox. Facing him will be the Rays’ pitcher, Zack Littell, who enters the game with an ERA of 3.443.

In the current standings of the 2024 AL East Division, the Red Sox are hovering at the middle with a balanced 24-24 record, putting them ninth, while holding a divisional record of 2-6. Despite this, they have shown resilience with five wins in their last ten games and are currently on a two-win streak. The Red Sox have exhibited stronger performance on the road (14-11) compared to their home games (10-13).

Conversely, the Tampa Bay Rays rank seventh with a slightly better record of 25-24 and have balanced outcomes both at home (14-13) and on the road (11-11). Despite a recent dip resulting in two consecutive losses, their season performance includes significant victories, especially during night games where they’ve recorded 16 wins as opposed to 9 in day games.

**Betting Odds Analysis:**
The game offers some intriguing betting opportunities. The point spread stands at -1.5 in favor of the Rays, while the over/under for the game is set at 8.0. In terms of Moneyline odds, the Rays are slight favorites at -137, contrasting with the Red Sox who are positioned at +117. These odds suggest a tilt towards the Rays, likely influenced by their slightly better overall and recent performances. Bettors might see value in backing the Red Sox at these odds, especially considering their potential to upset, highlighted by their recent win streak.