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Boston Red Sox host Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action

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April 13, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Red Sox in Boston at Fenway Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between John Lackey for the Red Sox (1-1 on the year) and James Shields for Tampa Bay (0-1 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -160 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 7.6 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (6.8 hits per game).

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 14-ranked defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park behind starter David Price.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Boston are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Minnesota, Thursday, April 14
Boston home to Toronto, Friday, April 15

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