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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox meet at Fenway Park.
David Price will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Lefthander Price is 0-1 this season with a 8.18 ERA.
Price's opponent in this one will be Jon Lester. The Red Sox lefthander has a 1.50 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +113 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 4-5 SU
Boston: 5-4 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER 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 when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 14