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Jonathan Pettibone out to silence Red Sox bats in MLB contest

Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
May 30, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

32-22TEAM RECORD26-27

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

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Jonathan Pettibone in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-0 mark on the year. Boston counters with Franklin Morales, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this matchup found them as +140 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Phillies and the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Red Sox average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Phillies on May 29. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Wednesday, with John Lackey throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Friday, May 31
Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 31