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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox meet at Fenway Park.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Hellickson in this game. Hellickson has a 4-3 record and a 5.67 ERA this season.
It'll be Ryan Dempster toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Righthander Dempster is 4-7 with a 4.21 ERA so far this season.
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.
Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games.
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 36-35 SU
Boston: 44-29 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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