Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Boston Red Sox (18-31) at Miami Marlins (24-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Marlins Park)
Chris Mazza (1-1) (5.85) vs. Trevor Rogers (1-1) (6.50)
The Line: Miami Marlins -150 / Boston Red Sox +139 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins meet Wednesday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Red Sox have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 53 hits and 32 RBI while Alex Verdugo and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 99 hits and 40 RBI. Mike Kickham gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Kickham’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Marlins have cored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their lat 13 games. The Marlins have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 41 hits and 29 RBI while Brian Anderson and Corey Dickerson have combined for 79 hits and 39 RBI. Trevor Rogers gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.50 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Rogers’ first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 46-19 in their last 65 Wednesday games, 5-11 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 16-37 in their last 53 games as an underdog. The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 19-39 in their last 58 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Red Sox last 8 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Marlins last 13 overall. The Red Sox are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Mike Kickham has allowed five runs and 11 hits in nine innings this season while Trevor Rogers has allowed 11 earned runs and 13 hits in his last nine innings. Not the best pitching matchup in the world, but the Marlins have been the better team this season and need to take advantage of series like this to improve their playoff positioning. I don't trust the Red Sox much. I'll eat the reasonable juice with the fish.