Jon Lester Red Sox at Home vs Tampa Bay in MLB Clash
Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds
Tampa Bay pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.
David Price gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jon Lester, who will be looking to improve on his 2-0 mark.
Boston was a -117 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 4 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.1 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, April 14