Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins - 9/15/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Boston Red Sox (17-31) at Miami Marlins (24-21)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Marlins Park)
Tanner Houck (0-0) (0.00) vs. Sandy Alcantara (2-1) (3.97)
The Line: Miami Marlins -160 / Boston Red Sox +148 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox face the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, September 15th at Marlins Park for game one of a three-game series.
The Boston Red Sox had the day off on Monday, as the team wrapped up its four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Red Sox and Rays split that series at Tropicana Field, as the Red Sox have actually won three of their last five games overall. The Red Sox basically have nothing left to play for this season, as they have already clinched an under .500 year with a record of 17-31. The Red Sox can play the role of spoiler for the rest of the season, and that role should be evident in this series with the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins took down the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday by the final score of 6-2. The Marlins and Phillies participated in a unique seven-game series, and the Marlins won that series 5-2. The Marlins are now three games above .500 at 24-21 on the year, which puts the team 2.5 games behind the Braves for first place in the NL East. The Marlins would love to take at least two games in this series with the Red Sox, but a sweep is not out of the question either.
The Boston Red Sox will bring right-hander Tanner Houck to the mound to face the Marlins. Houck will make his MLB debut in this start, just as many other Red Sox pitchers have this season. Houck was 8-6 with a 4.01 ERA through 107.2 innings in the minor leagues last season.
The Miami Marlins are set to send right-hander Sandy Alcantara to the bump for Tuesday's contest. Alcantara is 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA through his first 22.2 innings of the season with the Marlins. Alcantara allowed six total runs (three earned) on seven hits through 6.0 innings in his last start against the Phillies.
I am going to take the Marlins on the run line in this game, as I think Miami takes advantage of the rookie Houck in his major league debut. I expect a bounce-back start by Alcantara and a big Marlins win at home.