Rays vs. Red Sox - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (91-64) at Tampa Bay Rays (65-89)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Eduardo Rodriguez (3-7) (4.84) vs. J Odorizzi (9-6) (3.83)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +125 / Boston Red Sox -140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays early Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox look to build on their ridiculous 10-game winning streak. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has caught fire this month, and they’ve won 18 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 208 hits, Dustin Pedroia has 71 RBI and Xander Bogaerts has 20 home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.84 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 0-1 with a 9.88 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rays have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 4.19 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 167 hits, Brad Miller has 80 RBI and Logan Forsythe has 20 home runs. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.73 ERA and 155 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Rodriguezs last 5 Sunday starts. The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Odorizzis last 6 home starts. The Rays are 6-1 in Odorizzis last 7 starts vs. Red Sox.
It doesn't really matter who the Red Sox are playing, they're the hottest team in baseball right now and have shown zero signs of slowing down. That offense is red hot and should not be faded. Give me Boston for the big road sweep.