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Franklin Morales, Jeremy Hellickson take mound in Rays vs Red Sox tilt

Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays
July 13, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Tropicana Field on Friday.

The Rays will turn to Jeremy Hellickson and his 4-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Franklin Morales (1-1) to the hill.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Rays and the American League No. 6-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. 2 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Boston lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Yankees on July 8. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston suffered a 7-3 loss against New York on Sunday, as Jon Lester wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

The Rays were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field behind starter James Shields.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 14

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