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Tampa Bay Rays take on Red Sox in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysBoston Red Sox
July 29, 6:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Red Sox get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Felix Doubront for the Red Sox (7-4 on the year) and David Price for Tampa Bay (5-5 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as SportBet had set the Red Sox as +113 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as -137 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Philip Hughes at Yankee Stadium.

In their last action, Boston was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Boston at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston threw a shutout at Baltimore in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jon Lester to defeat Baltimore 5-0 on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rays at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Tampa Bay is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Arizona, Tuesday, July 30
Boston home to Seattle, Tuesday, July 30

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