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Boston Red Sox take on Phillies in baseball test

Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
June 30, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

45-34TEAM RECORD51-30

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Red Sox of Boston swing away against the Phillies of Philadelphia.

Cole Hamels gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 9-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jon Lester brings a 9-4 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Phillies and the American League No. 1-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Red Sox were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston suffered a 2-1 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as John Lackey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-2
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Boston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Houston, Friday, July 1
Philadelphia at Toronto, Friday, July 1