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Philadelphia sends Joe Blanton vs Jon Lester in Phillies vs Red Sox game

Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
May 19, 7:15 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between Joe Blanton for the Phillies (4-2 on the year) and Jon Lester for Boston (2-3 so far).

View Boston vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 104 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 3 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Boston was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston suffered a 6-4 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Daniel Bard wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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

A few Red Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 20