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MLB Betting Line Favors the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Boston Red Sox
Sunday, June 01, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Fenway Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Boston sends Jon Lester out against Erik Bedard for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Lester is 5-6 with a 3.45 ERA on the season, while Bedard is 2-3 on the year and has a 4.10 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Boston sat as -160 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.6 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston (26-29) will face the 23-33 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 24-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.13 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.88 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.49 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.43 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jake Odorizzi's start, as they lost 7-1 against Boston on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Miami, Monday, June 2nd
Boston at Cleveland, Monday, June 2nd

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