Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/13/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/13/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (16-31) at Tampa Bay Rays (30-16)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Martin Perez (2-4) (4.40) vs. Charlie Morton (1-2) (4.94)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -210 / Boston Red Sox +192 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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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 a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Red Sox have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Alex Verdugo leads the Red Sox with 51 hits and 14 RBI while Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 94 hits and 57 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-5 with a 5.81 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rays have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Willy Adames leads the Rays with 39 hits and 15 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Yandy Diaz have combined for 74 hits and 41 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Morton is 6-1 with a 3.83 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games, 2-8 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 10-21 in their last 31 overall. The Rays are 38-14 in their last 52 home games, 13-5 in their last 18 during game 4 of a series and 37-15 in their last 52 Sunday games. The under is 9-4 in Red Sox last 13 road games. The over is 4-1 in Rays last 5 home games. The Red Sox are 6-18 in the last 24 meetings.

Martin Perez has allwoed five runs and eight hits in his last 11.2 innings while Charlie Morton has allowed three runs and four hits in his last seven innings. Morton is the better pitcher in this matchup and he's had a ton of success against the Red Sox in his career. I'll back the Rays in this matchup, and I'll take the RL to shave down an expensive ML price. 

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