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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Fenway Park on Wednesday as host Boston battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.
Ryan Dempster gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 4-7 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Hellickson brings a 4-3 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this matchup found them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Red Sox - Rays odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 4 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.7 per game.
Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 5-ranked defense.
Tampa Bay was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +143 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rays endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Tuesday, with Jake Odorizzi throwing 5 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Fenway Park.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
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
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Thursday, June 20
Boston at Detroit, Thursday, June 20