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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Rays

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
April 14, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD6-4

The Boston Red Sox host Tampa Bay on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-4 mark against the 4-6 Rays in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

It's a pitching duel between Clay Buchholz for the Red Sox (2-0 on the year) and Alex Cobb for Tampa Bay (1-0 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this matchup found them as -138 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 14 and the Rays sitting at No. 13.

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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. 5-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Rays average 7 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the American League list.

Boston owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Boston at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games

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