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Clay Buchholz out to silence Rays bats in MLB contest

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
April 14, 4:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD2-5

Tampa Bay pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays on the hill facing Clay Buchholz for the Red Sox. Hellickson brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Buchholz is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Boston owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 12-2 result against the Red Sox on April 13. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay was scored on plenty on Friday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 12-2 loss to Boston.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a win are 0-10

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, April 15

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