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The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Tropicana Field.
The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jon Lester in this game. Lester has a 6-2 record and a 3.60 ERA this season.
The Rays will counter Lester with Fausto Carmona. Righthander Carmona has a 5.03 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.
In their last action, Boston was a 10-8 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Boston has won 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.
Boston: 40-25 SU
Tampa Bay: 34-29 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Wednesday, June 12