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Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesBoston Red Sox
May 27, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox Odds

24-26TEAM RECORD31-20

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Monday as the Phillies of Philadelphia swing away against the Red Sox of Boston.

It's a pitching duel between Alfredo Aceves for the Red Sox (1-1 on the year) and Tyler Cloyd for Philadelphia (1-0 so far).

View Philadelphia vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Red Sox as -186 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -156 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Washington on Sunday at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-5 winner at home against the Indians. Bettors on Boston at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 6-5 final on Sunday in support of Felix Doubront at Fenway Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Philadelphia is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Boston, Tuesday, May 28