Red Sox vs. Rays - 9/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (72-78) at Boston Red Sox (72-77)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
D Smyly (3-2) (3.64) vs. R Porcello (8-13) (5.16)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -127 / Tampa Bay Rays +117 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox play game three Wednesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rays have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 151 hits and 70 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 101 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six of their last nine road games. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after slitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of thir last seven games. The Red Sox have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 184 hits and 78 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 170 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won six of their last eight home games. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 8-13 with a 5.16 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in Smylys last 14 starts. The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Porcellos last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rays are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox are playing some of their best ball on their home field lately, and they have the pitching advantage here against the Rays. I like Boston to get the job done.