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John Lackey out to silence Rockies bats in MLB contest

Colorado RockiesBoston Red Sox
June 26, 4:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Wednesday, as the Colorado Rockies visit in inter-league play at Fenway Park.

Roy Oswalt gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with John Lackey, who will be looking to improve on his 4-5 mark.

View Colorado vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Boston sat as -175 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 10, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Red Sox and the league No. 9-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Red Sox on June 25. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -187 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 11-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Ryan Dempster at Fenway Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockies at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Boston
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to NY Mets, Thursday, June 27
Boston home to Toronto, Thursday, June 27