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Rays open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
May 26, 7:15 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Red Sox in Boston at Fenway Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Josh Beckett for the Red Sox (4-4 on the year) and David Price for Tampa Bay (6-3 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 3-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.3 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The Rays were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 7-4 final on Friday in support of Alex Cobb at Fenway Park.

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

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

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER 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 on the road
Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, May 27

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