Rays vs. Red Sox - 9/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (66-74) at Tampa Bay Rays (69-71)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
R Hill (0-0) (0.00) vs. D Smyly (2-2) (3.59)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -137 / Boston Red Sox +127 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 24 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 170 hits and 71 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 166 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last eight road games. Rich Hill gets the nod, and he was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and nine strikeouts last season. Hill is 1-0 with a 11.12 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Rays have lost five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 143 hits and 68 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 116 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last eight home games. Drew Smyly takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 7-15 in their last 22 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 3 of a series and 9-3 in Smylys last 12 starts. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
I know Hill ispitching for the first time this season, but the Red Sox are showing far more signs of life than the Rays. It's hard to turn down the plus money with the way both clubs are playing right now.