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Moneyline Favors Boston Red Sox in MLB Battle with Tampa Bay Rays

The Boston Red Sox will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Fenway Park.

Rick Porcello will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Chris Archer gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 1-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Tampa Bay Rays before the first pitch in this match found them as 148 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-4.0 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 5-4 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 5-5 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox sit at No. 11 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 6 ranking for hits at 9.11 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 6.33 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Boston's last 25 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

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