Red Sox at Astros 5/26/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros
MLB: 2:10 PM EST
May. 26, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -185 Total 8.5
The Houston Astros are the leaders of the AL West as they close out their home series with the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Astros have won seven of their last ten games and beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night. Houston averages 5.3 runs per game which ranks 4th in the MLB. The Astros carry a 19-6 home field record.
Justin Verlander will make his 12th start of the season for the Houston Astros. Verlander is 8-1 on the season with 72.1 innings pitched. Verlander has 89 strikeouts, 17 walks, and carries a 2.24 ERA. Verlander pitched 8 innings in his last start allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit.
The Boston Red Sox enter Sunday as the 3rd place team in the AL East. Boston has won five of their last ten games and they carry a 14-14 road record. The Red Sox average 5.3 runs per game which ranks 4th and tied the Astros in the MLB. Boston is led by Mitch Moreland who has 13 home runs.
Eduardo Rodriguez will make his 11th start on the hill for Boston. Rodriguez is 4-3 on the season and he carries a 5.43 ERA. Rodriguez pitched 11 innings over his last two starts allow 11 earned runs and 15 hits.
Recent Betting Trends:
Red Sox are 16-7 in their last 23 overall.
Astros are 63-27 in their last 90 games on grass.
Over is 38-18-4 in Red Sox last 60 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 8-1 in Astros last 9 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-105)
Huge pitching advantage on Sunday for the Houston Astros at home with Justin Verlander leading the way. The Astros are 8-2 in Verlanders last 10 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win and cover the run line 7-3.