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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on the field at Tropicana Field on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Alfredo Aceves will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Aceves is 2-1 this season with a 6.05 ERA.

It'll be Chris Archer toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Archer is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA so far this season.

The Red Sox were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Boston: 40-26 SU
Tampa Bay: 35-29 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Baltimore, Thursday, June 13
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Thursday, June 13