Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Red Sox
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Ryan Dempster gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 8-9 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Alex Cobb, who will be looking to improve on his 8-3 mark.
The Rays - Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 3 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.6 per game.
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 6-rated defense.
In their last action, Boston was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston threw a shutout at Tampa Bay in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Clay Buchholz to defeat Tampa Bay 2-0 on Tuesday.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss 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 when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston at Tampa Bay, Thursday, September 12