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Baseball odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. Boston

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June 18, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Felix Doubront gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 4-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Odorizzi brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rays listed as underdogs of +-141 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Rays average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.

Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Royals. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Kansas City on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Red Sox endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Jon Lester throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Boston
Boston7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Wednesday, June 19