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Clay Buchholz vs David Price matchup featured in MLB action

Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays
Sep 20, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Boston on Thursday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter David Price in this one and he'll try to improve on his 18-5 mark on the year. Boston counters with Clay Buchholz, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Rays and the American League No. 8-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 13-3 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 13-3 humiliation against Tampa Bay.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

Next up:
Boston home to Baltimore, Friday, September 21
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Friday, September 21

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