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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Chris Archer Out to Silence Boston Red Sox Bats in MLB Contest

Boston Red Sox


Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and the Boston on Friday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays (8-6 on the year) and Anthony Ranaudo for Boston Red Sox (2-0 so far).

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -158 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3.4 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (65-69) will face the 58-75 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 5 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 25.

How Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 24 at 8.35 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.19 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.08 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -139 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Red Sox endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Joe Kelly throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 5-4 loss against Baltimore on Thursday, as Jeremy Hellickson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 30th