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Tampa Bay Rays take on Red Sox in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
Aug 16, 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 Tuesday.

The Red Sox will turn to Erik Bedard and his 4-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Jeff Niemann (7-4) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -172 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 8-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.

Boston was a 5-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They lost as -148 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Red Sox endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Sunday, with Tim Wakefield throwing 8 innings of 9-hit ball at Safeco Field.

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games ,on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Boston
Boston15-5-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Boston4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Wednesday, August 17