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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 give the ball to starter Ryan Dempster in this one. Righthander Dempster is 8-9 this season with a 4.80 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Alex Cobb. The righthander has a 2.99 ERA to go along with a 8-3 record this season.

In their last action, Boston was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Boston: 88-58 SU
Tampa Bay: 78-65 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Thursday, September 12