Red Sox vs. Rays - 9/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (73-78) at Boston Red Sox (72-78)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
E Ramirez (10-6) (3.64) vs. W Miley (11-10) (4.34)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -118 / Tampa Bay Rays +108 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox end a four-game series Thursday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rays have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 152 hits and 70 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 102 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last eight road games. Erasmo Ramirez gets the nod, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.70 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 0-0 with a 4.82 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 185 hits and 79 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 170 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won six of their last nine home games. Wade Miley takes the hill, and he’s 11-10 with a 4.34 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. Miley is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 37-18 in their last 55 during game 4 of a series and 0-5 in Ramirezs last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-9 in Mileys last 13 starts. The under is 23-10 in the last 33 meetings in Boston.
Ramirez has allowed acombined two runs in his last two starts, and the Rays have hit the Red Sox well the past couple of games. Tampa Bay and the plus money here seems like a valuable pick.