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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB odds

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
May 27, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jeremy Hellickson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-1. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Clay Buchholz, who owns a 4-2 record on the season with a 7.85 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 10 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 4 in the American League and the Rays at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 3-2 on Saturday behind a start from Josh Beckett at Fenway Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Chi White Sox, Monday, May 28
Boston home to Detroit, Monday, May 28