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Rays face Boston Red Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
Sep 15, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Fenway Park on Thursday.

The Red Sox will turn to Kyle Weiland and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Jeremy Hellickson (12-10) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +145 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 6-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Jeremy Guthrie at Camden Yards.

Boston was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jays. They lost as -130 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 5-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Ricky Romero at Fenway Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Friday, September 16

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