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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, May 23, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Boston Red Sox dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Chris Archer will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 3-2 record into the contest. John Lackey gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox; he's 5-3 so far this season.

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

Betting fans looking to pick the Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup found them as -114 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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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 3.9-3.7 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

Tampa Bay (20-28) will face the 20-26 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 Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 8.

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How Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 22 at 8.35 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 20 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.84 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 7-2 loser at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Toronto on Thursday at Fenway Park.

The Rays were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for PUSH bettors. The Rays beat Oakland in extra innings, earning a 5-2 victory at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 24th

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