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Boston Red Sox Home to the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Action

Tampa Bay Rays


Boston Red Sox
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball betting action at Fenway Park.

Boston hands the ball to starter Rubby De La Rosa in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Jake Odorizzi, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Boston Red Sox in this matchup found them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 3.9-3.7. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 25-29 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 23-32 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 28 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 24.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 17-ranked scoring average of 4.07 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.93 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.44 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.45 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +131 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Boston on Friday; it was a 3-2 final at Fenway Park in MLB wagering action.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 14 games at home

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