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Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. Tampa Bay

Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays
June 15, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

39-27TEAM RECORD36-31

The Tampa Bay Rays host Boston on Wednesday, looking to build on their 36-31 mark against the 39-27 Red Sox in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Josh Beckett for the Red Sox on the hill facing Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays. Beckett brings a 5-2 mark to the game, while Hellickson is 7-4 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Red Sox listed as favorites of 120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Rays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Rays on June 14. Bettors who backed the Rays at -124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 4-0 to the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 16

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