On May 22, 2024, a significant MLB matchup is set as the Boston Red Sox visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Set to begin at 06:50 PM under clear skies, this game promises to be an intriguing one. Brayan Bello, with a commendable ERA of 3.963, will take the mound for the Red Sox, facing Ryan Pepiot of the Rays, who comes in with an ERA of 3.682.

In terms of standings within the 2024 AL East Division, the Red Sox are positioned seventh with a record of 25-24, reflecting a winning percentage of 0.51, and are third in divisional play with 3 wins against 6 losses. The team’s recent spree includes 5 wins out of their last 10 games, and they are currently riding a 3-win streak. They’ve earned 10 home wins versus 13 losses and hold an away record of 15-11. The Red Sox have scored 217 runs and conceded 181 in total.

On the flip side, the Rays rank eighth in the same division with an even record of 25-25 and a winning percentage of 0.50. Fourth in divisional matchups, they’ve secured 9 wins to 10 defeats. Like the Red Sox, the Rays have 5 wins from their past 10 games but are currently on a 3-loss streak. Their home record stands at 14-14, with an identical 11-11 record on the road. They’ve managed 200 runs scored against 237 allowed.

As for the betting odds, they are tightly poised: the point spread sits at -1.5, the Over/Under is proposed at 7.5, the money line for the Rays is -126, suggesting a slight edge, and +106 for the Red Sox, indicating a closely matched game. Those looking to place bets will find these odds to be an essential part of their strategy, reflecting the tight competition between these two teams.