The anticipated matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays is set for May 22, 2024, at Tropicana Field, starting at 06:50 PM under clear skies. Taking the mound for the Red Sox will be Brayan Bello, who has maintained an ERA of 3.963 this season. On the opposite side, Ryan Pepiot, with a slightly better ERA of 3.682, will pitch for the Rays.

In the ongoing competition within the 2024 AL East Division, the Boston Red Sox are currently 7th with a record of 25 wins and 24 losses, achieving a win rate of .510. Their divisional performance consists of 3 wins against 6 losses. Recently, the Red Sox have claimed victory in 5 of their last 10 games and are riding a winning streak of 3 games. Their home and away records this season stand at 10-13 and 15-11, respectively, with more success seen in daytime games at 13 wins compared to 12 from night games. They have scored 217 runs while allowing 181.

On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Rays occupy the 8th spot in the same division, boasting an identical win-loss ratio of 25-25, which translates to a .500 winning percentage. With a division record of 9-10, the Rays are placed 4th in the division. Like the Red Sox, they have also won 5 of their last 10 matchups but are currently on a 3-game losing streak. The Rays show a balanced home and away record both at 14-14 and 11-11. They have been more successful in night games, with 16 wins against 9 during the day. The Rays have managed to tally a total of 200 runs and have conceded 237.

Analyzing the betting odds for this matchup offers additional layers of excitement. The point spread is set at -1.5, suggesting a slight edge towards the Rays handling the Red Sox by more than one run. The Over/Under for the game is pegged at 7.5 runs, indicating expectations of a moderately scoring game. For those betting on outright wins, the money line offers the Rays at -126, making them slight favorites at home, while the Red Sox are at +106, providing potentially higher returns for a road win.