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John Lackey vs Vance Worley matchup featured in MLB action

Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
June 29, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

45-33TEAM RECORD50-30

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Red Sox of Boston swing away against the Phillies of Philadelphia.

Boston puts its faith in starter John Lackey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-6. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Vance Worley, who owns a 2-1 record on the season with a 2.90 ERA.

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Red Sox taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Boston was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Cliff Lee in a losing cause, 5-0, against Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Thursday, June 30