The Tampa Bay Rays are set to compete against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 15, 2024, starting at 7:10 PM, under the expected light rain conditions. Taj Bradley, with an impressive 1.500 ERA, will be the starting pitcher for the Rays, while Tanner Houck, holding a 2.236 ERA, will take the mound for the Red Sox.

As of now, in the 2024 AL East Division standings, the Rays are 10th with a .490 win percentage, composed of 21 wins and 22 losses. Internally in the division, they are 4th with 5 wins against 7 defeats. They’ve managed 6 wins in their previous 10 encounters and have a streak of one loss currently. With a 14-12 record at home and 7-10 on the road, the Rays have scored 176 runs while conceding 207.

Meanwhile, ranked 7th in the same division, the Red Sox hold a 22-20 record, reflecting a .520 win rate. They struggle slightly within their division, with a record of 1-4, which places them 3rd. Coming off 4 wins in their last 10 games and currently on a win streak of 1, the Red Sox show a mixed bag with a home record of 10-11 and a more favorable 12-9 on the road. They’ve scored 180 runs and allowed 148.

On the betting side, Boston opens as favorites with a money line of -138, while Tampa Bay is given a +118 underdog status. The Red Sox also face a 1.5 point spread, and the over/under for the game is set at 8.0. These odds suggest a close game, with a slight edge to the home team, reflecting their decent scoring stats and tighter defensive play compared to the Rays.