Red Sox vs. Rays - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (71-77) at Boston Red Sox (71-77)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
C Archer (12-12) (3.00) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (9-6) (3.94)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -105 / Tampa Bay Rays -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Rays have lost five straight when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 148 hits and 68 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 99 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven road games. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he’s 12-12 with a 2.95 ERA and 243 strikeouts this season. Archer is 1-6 with a 5.47 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 180 hits and 73 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 169 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last six home games. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the hill, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.94 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. This is Rodriguez’s second career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 17-7 in Archers last 24 road starts. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 7-1 in Rodriguezs last 8 home starts. The Rays are 1-4 in Archers last 5 starts vs. Red Sox and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Red Sox are playing great on their home field and simply playing better ball overall than the Rays. Give me Boston and the great cheap price.