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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 Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Clay Buchholz in this one. Righthander Buchholz is 9-0 this season with a 1.71 ERA.

It'll be David Price toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Lefthander Price is 8-7 with a 3.51 ERA so far this season.

The Red Sox were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Mariners on September 8. Bettors who backed the Rays at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Boston: 87-58 SU
Tampa Bay: 78-64 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Wednesday, September 11