Free MLB Picks Today: Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins 6/27/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Boston Red Sox vs Miami Marlins 6/27/23
Tue 27th June 2023

The Miami Marlins (45-34) take one of the lowest-scoring offenses in MLB on the road to face the Boston Red Sox (40-39) at Fenway Park on Tuesday for the first of a three-game Interleague series.

The Marlins are kicking off a six-game road trip after wrapping up a seven-game homestand (4-3). They won three out of four in their last series against the Pirates, taking the finale 2-0 on Sunday at loanDepot Park.

Bryan De La Cruz was 3 for 4 with a double and one run. Jonathan Davis added a solo home run. The Red Sox are back home after a seven-game road trip (3-4).

They lost two of three against the White Sox in their last series, dropping the finale 4-1 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Adam Duvall went 2 for 4 with two doubles and one RBI.

The teams are meeting for the first time since June 7, 2021, when the Red Sox finished off a one-game series sweep with a 5-3 victory at Fenway Park.


Sandy Alcantara (2-6, 5.08 ERA) is slated for the start for Miami. The righty allowed five runs over seven innings in his last start, a 6-3 road defeat against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He took the loss, giving up 10 hits while striking out six and walking two.

Righty Garrett Whitlock (4-2, 4.50 ERA) gets the start for Boston. In his last start on Wednesday, Whitlock took a no-decision on the road against the Twins. He threw seven innings and gave up four runs on eight hits, striking out six, in the 5-4 loss.


The Miami offense is averaging 4.0 runs per game for the season, the fifth lowest in the league, with a slash line of .261/.321/.395. Luis Arraez leads the team in OPS at .944. The second baseman is slashing .399/.451/.493 with three home runs, 37 RBIs, and 34 runs over 73 games.

Against right-handed pitchers like Whitlock this season, the Fish have a .697 OPS. Arraez also is the team’s best hitter against right-handers with a .981 OPS in 218 at-bats.

Boston is slashing .260/.332/.425 for the season and averaging 5.0 runs per game. Alex Verdugo leads the team with a .843 OPS. The center fielder has five home runs, 31 RBIs, and 51 runs scored with a slash line of .303/.374/.468.

Boston is averaging only 2.4 runs per game in the last five with their slash line falling across the board (.185/.235/.280). The Sox have a .750 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .894 OPS over 198 at-bats, Verdugo also has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Miami is on a four-game winning streak away from loanDepot Park, bringing their record to 20-18 in 2023. The Fish have scored 4.1 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.5 runs.

Boston has won four in a row in front of their home fans. The Sox are 21-18 at home this season, averaging 5.9 runs per game while surrendering 5.1. In the last 10 meetings at Fenway Park, Boston is unbeaten with an average scoreline of 7.3-4.0.


The Marlins are second in the NL East, six games behind the division-leading Braves. The Red Sox are fifth in the AL East, 13 games behind the Rays.

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Boston Red Sox (-115)

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