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Boston Red Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Arizona DiamondbacksBoston Red Sox
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Friday as the Diamondbacks of Arizona swing away against the Red Sox of Boston.

Boston sends Jon Lester out against Randall Delgado for the Diamondbacks in this game. Lester is 10-6 with a 4.27 ERA on the season, while Delgado is 3-3 on the year and has a 2.61 ERA.

View Arizona vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -174 for the Red Sox in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.5 hits per game so far, more than Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

In their last action, Arizona was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Texas on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark.

Boston won its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Mariners on August 1. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mariners, an 8-7 final on Thursday in support of Ryan Dempster at Fenway Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Arizona
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Arizona at Boston, Saturday, August 3