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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox - 4/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Sunday April 21, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa, Florida
The Line
The Line: Boston Red Sox -105 / Tampa Bay Rays -116 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
NESN, SUN
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The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays meet Sunday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Boston Red Sox look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox have split their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 27 hits and 11 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers have combined for 39 hits and 11 RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Price is 5-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last six games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Austin Meadows leads the Rays with 26 hits and 19 RBI while Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia have combined for 44 hits and 19 RBI. Tyler Glasnow gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Glasnow’s second career game against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 44-14 in their last 58 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Price's last 5 starts with 6 days of rest and 42-19 in Price's last 61 starts. The Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 Sunday games, 46-18 in their last 64 home games and 4-0 in Glasnow's last 4 starts. The Red Sox are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and 4-1 in Price's last 5 starts vs. Rays. The under is 9-3-2 in Glasnow's last 14 starts overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Price's last 6 starts overall.

Glasnow has been lights out to start the season, but you can say that about every Rays pitcher, and that hasn't stopped the Red Sox from getting whatever they want offensively in this series. Price is coming off his best start of the season, holding the Baltimore Orioles to seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. You also know Price has a little extra motivation to him when going up against his former team. As impressive as the Tampa Bay Rays have been this season, we're getting a quality pitcher and a really good team starting to put things together for the cheaper price. I'll take it.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -105

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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