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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Jake Peavy in this one. Righthander Peavy is 11-5 this season with a 4.01 ERA.

It'll be Jeremy Hellickson toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Hellickson is 11-8 with a 5.04 ERA so far this season.

Boston won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Rays on September 11. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 89-58 SU
Tampa Bay: 78-66 SU

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

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to NY Yankees, Friday, September 13
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Friday, September 13