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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox will trot Jon Lester out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Lester has a 5-0 record and a 2.73 ERA this season.

The Rays will counter Lester with David Price. Lefthander Price has a 4.78 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 22-17 SU
Tampa Bay: 20-18 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Thursday, May 16