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The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander John Lackey in this game. Lackey has a 11-6 record and a 3.66 ERA this season.

Lackey's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Hellickson. The Rays right hander has a 2.08 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -118-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Boston lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Rays on July 25. Bettors who backed the Rays at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 47-56
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 50-53
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Tampa Bay Sunday, July 27