Rays vs. Red Sox - 6/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (33-42) at Tampa Bay Rays (41-34)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J Masterson (2-2) (6.37) vs. C Archer (9-4) (2.10)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -162 / Boston Red Sox +152 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SunSports
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 86 hits and 33 RBI while Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 65 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won four of their last six road games. Justin Masterson gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Masterson is 2-8 with a 6.93 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 78 hits and 32 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 65 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost four of their last six home games. Chris Archer takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 2.01 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. Archer is 1-5 with a 5.18 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 7-20 in their last 27 vs. American League East and 0-4 in Mastersons last 4 starts. The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 in Archers last 5 starts. The Rays are 2-5 in Archers last 7 starts vs. Red Sox.
Both teams have found their groove offensively a bit, and both pitchers have brutal history against the opposing team. I expect a lot of runs to be scored, which is why I'm siding with the over.