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San Francisco Giants host Boston Red Sox in baseball action

Boston Red SoxSan Francisco Giants
Aug 20, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Boston Red Sox vs San Francisco Giants Odds

74-53TEAM RECORD55-69

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Tuesday as the Red Sox of Boston swing away against the Giants of San Francisco.

It's a pitching duel between Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants (2-4 on the year) and Jake Peavy for Boston (9-5 so far).

View Boston vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Giants as +132 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Giants and the league No. 3-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

Boston was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They won as -119 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston threw a shutout at San Francisco in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jon Lester to defeat San Francisco 7-0 on Monday.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 6-3
After a win are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Sox at Giants trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games at home
San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at San Francisco, Wednesday, August 21