MLB Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

by Dirty on April 11, 2011

Boston Red Sox Betting The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will meet on the field at Fenway Park on Monday in a battle of division rivals.

The Rays will trot Jeremy Hellickson out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hellickson has a 0-1 record and a 4.76 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Daisuke Matsuzaka. The righthander has a 5.40 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 151-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Rays were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Yankees on April 10. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 1-8 SU
Boston: 2-7 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Tampa Bay’s last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games

Next up:
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 12

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