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June 18, 1:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Fenway Park on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Alfredo Aceves for the Red Sox (3-1 on the year) and Chris Archer for Tampa Bay (1-2 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had installed the Red Sox as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 2 in the American League and the Rays at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

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.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Tuesday, June 18