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Boston Red Sox Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays


Boston Red Sox
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Clay Buchholz to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Alex Cobb will be his counterpart for the Tampa Bay Rays. Clay Buchholz is 8-9 this season, and Alex Cobb is 9-8.

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

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as favorites of -123 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 3.5-2.8. 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 68-88 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 75-81 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. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 8.29 hits per game so far, less than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.44 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 10-5 result against the White Sox on September 21. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rays endured a 10-5 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Sunday, with Nate Karns throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards behind starter Joe Kelly.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

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