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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 10/04/2013

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Fenway Park.

Matt Moore will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Lefthander Moore is 17-4 this season with a 3.29 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Jon Lester. The lefthander has a 3.75 ERA to go along with a 15-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 137-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -108 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Red Sox were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Tampa Bay: 91-71 SU
Boston: 97-65 SU
TAMPA BAY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
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 when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, October 5