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Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. Tampa Bay

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Sep 11, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-10 mark on the year. Boston counters with Jon Lester, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as +100 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Rays and the league No. 3-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.8 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston lost in extra innings against the Rays on Saturday as Tampa Bay edged them 6-5 at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Tuesday, September 13
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Monday, September 12

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