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Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Sunday June 9, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -132 / Boston Red Sox +110 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NESN, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Rays with 63 hits and 28 RBI while Austin Meadows and Tommy Pham have combined for 124 hits and 63 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Snell is 4-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Boston Red Sox have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 75 hits and 40 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 137 hits and 71 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 4.88 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 6.42 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 12-4 in their last 16 Sunday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 15-7 in Snell's last 22 starts. The Red Sox are 15-4 in their last 19 during game 4 of a series, 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games and 42-17 in Rodriguez's last 59 starts. The Red Sox are 5-2 in Rodriguez's last 7 starts vs. Rays. The over is 12-2 in Rodriguez's last 14 starts overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Snell's last 8 starts overall.

Snell was just rocked on the road against the Detroit Tigers in his last start, and he has an ERA of 4.50 with a .248 allowed batting average on the road overall this season. Rodriguez has been hit or miss this season, but he's been better lately and has a manageable 3.56 ERA at home this season. The Red Sox also have a ton of success with Rodriguez on the mound, and he's holding current Rays to a .230 batting average and 23 strikeouts in 61 at bats. You also have to be encouraged by the Boston Red Sox recent offensive explosion. I'll take Boston for another victory. 

Pick:
Boston Red Sox +110

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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