Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (34-52) at Boston Red Sox (47-38)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
J Odorizzi (3-4) (4.33) vs. D Price (8-6) (4.64)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -225 / Tampa Bay Rays +207 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SUN
On Sunday from Fenway Park, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will be finishing off their series heading into the All-Star break.
This will be the third game of the set. On Friday, the Red Sox eked by on a 6-5 win. On Saturday, Boston managed a 4-1 victory to make it two in a row.
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For Sunday’s game, the Rays will be turning to right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the start. In his 18 games and 3-4 record, Odorizzi has a 4.33 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 99.2 innings. In his last start, Odorizzi took the loss, allowing nine hits and seven runs in 5.1 innings.
Helping out at the plate, we’ve got some solid names in the Tampa Bay lineup. Evan Longoria leads the team on 98 hits with 47 runs, 19 homers and 47 RBI. Brock Miller holds 70 hits with 35 runs, 14 homers and 32 RBI. Miller managed a solo homer on Saturday. Logan Forsythe has put up 66 hits, 34 runs and 21 RBI.
Over on the Red Sox side, we’ll be getting another look at lefty David Price. In his 18 starts and 8-6 record so far, Price has contributed a 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in 116.1 innings. Price took the loss against Texas his last time out, giving up eight hits and three runs in eight innings.
Boston boasts a pretty good assortment of hitters as well. Xander Bogaerts heads a talented roster with 117 hits, 65 runs and 55 RBI. Bogaerts smacked a solo homer on Saturday. Mookie Betts has put up 114 hits, 74 runs, 18 homers and 58 RBI. Dustin Pedroia is right there as well on 105 hits with 37 RBI and 54 runs so far.
The Rays are 2-6 in their last eight Sunday games, and 1-6 in their last seven game threes of a series. Tampa is also 0-4 in Odorizzi’s last four starts, and 0-4 in Odorizzi’s last four Sunday starts.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games, and 3-7 in their last 10 game threes of a series. Boston is also 2-5 in Price’s last seven starts and 1-4 in Price’s last five starts against the American League East.
I’m not thrilled with either pitcher here, but I like Price a little better right now. I’ll take the Red Sox for the win.