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Kyle Kendrick out to silence Red Sox bats in MLB contest

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

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

32-21TEAM RECORD25-27

Boston travels to Philadelphia for inter-league play on Wednesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Phillies.

The match puts starter John Lackey for the Red Sox on the hill facing Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies. Lackey brings a 3-4 mark to the game, while Kendrick is 4-3 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Philadelphia was a -111 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Phillies and the league No. 3-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.9 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

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.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +123 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park behind starter Cliff Lee.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Thursday, May 30