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Baseball Matchup - Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox Odds Preview

Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
May 20, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Phillies take on the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Phillies will turn to Cliff Lee and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Josh Beckett (3-4) to the hill.

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.8 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Boston won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Phillies on May 19. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter Jon Lester.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Baltimore, Monday, May 21
Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, May 21