Rays vs. Red Sox - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (66-73) at Tampa Bay Rays (68-71)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
R Porcello (7-12) (5.12) vs. M Moore (1-3) (8.04)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -123 / Boston Red Sox +113 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have scored 15 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 eight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 169 hits and 71 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 161 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last six road games. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he’s 7-12 with a 5.12 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 4-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight. The Rays have lost four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 142 hits and 68 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 116 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last six home games. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 8.04 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Moore is 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf and 2-5 in Porcellos last 7 road starts. The Rays are 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter and 2-8 in Moores last 10 starts. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Red Sox are playing some solid ball lately and have the better pitcher on the mound in this matchup. I'll gladly take Boston and the plus money here.