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Boston Red Sox Favored by -120 Against Tampa Bay Rays on Friday

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Drew Pomeranz for the Boston Red Sox on the hill facing Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays. Pomeranz brings a 10-12 mark to the game, while Archer is 8-18 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Red Sox were -120 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.1-1.5 win for the Red Sox 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 65-87 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 89-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Tampa Bay Rays and the league No. 1-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 21-rated batting order, averaging 4.22 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 line up of the Boston Red Sox at 5.56 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating C Tillman and the Orioles 5-3 on Thursday at Camden Yards.

Blake Snell chucked 5 shutout innings at the Yankees in their last game, striking out 6 in a 2-0 win against New York in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 24th