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Jeremy Hellickson Rays at Home vs Boston Red Sox in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Boston Red Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and the Boston on Saturday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay sends Jeremy Hellickson out against John Lackey for the Boston Red Sox in this game. Hellickson is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA on the season, while Lackey is 11-6 on the year and has a 3.66 ERA.

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

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as underdogs of 108 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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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 4-3.7 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

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 50-53 record to the battle against the 47-56 Red Sox. 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. 3 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 8.

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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. 18-ranked scoring average of 3.97 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.93 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.64 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.48 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Rays on July 25. Bettors who backed the Rays at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by David Price in their last outing, a 6-4 setback against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 27th