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Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. Tampa Bay

Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays
June 11, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

It's a pitching duel between Fausto Carmona for the Rays (3-6 on the year) and Jon Lester for Boston (6-2 so far).

View Boston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Red Sox listed as favorites of 109 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 4 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Boston was a 10-8 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston won a close affair on Monday in their last outing, defeating Tampa Bay 10-8 in extra innings at Tropicana Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, June 12