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Tampa Bay Rays Host Boston Red Sox in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Boston Red Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Alex Cobb for the Tampa Bay Rays (9-6 on the year) and Clay Buchholz for Boston Red Sox (5-8 so far).

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Tampa Bay was a -170 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3.4 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (66-70) will face the 59-76 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 5 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 25.

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How Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 21-ranked scoring average of 3.93 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.85 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.33 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.23 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston was a 7-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +147 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jake Odorizzi in a losing cause, 7-0, against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Monday, September 1st

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