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Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Matchup Report

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July 15, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Andrew Miller, with a record of 3-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Rays trot David Price to the mound in this one. He is 8-7 so far in 2011.

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Rays and the American League No. 1-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Red Sox at 5.4 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 6-rated defense.

Boston won its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Orioles on July 10. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox enjoyed an 8-6 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Sunday, with K Weiland throwing 4 innings of 8-hit ball at Fenway Park.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. C.C. Sabathia shut down the Rays in their last game, striking out 9 in a 1-0 shutout over Tampa Bay in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 16

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