Red Sox at Astros 6/2/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time: 6/2/2018, 11:15 PM UTC
Latest Odds: HOU -170 O/U 7.5
TV Channel: FOX

On Saturday, the Boston Red Sox continue their four-game series on the road against the Houston Astros.

On Thursday, the Astros won the opening game of the series 4-2, as Carlos Correa snapped a slump of 0-for-10 with a first inning two-run home run, Jack Marisnick and Tony Kemp each had RBIs. Lance McCullers Jr. the starter for Houston raised his record to 7-3 after allowing four this and a pair of runs over six innings. The loss snapped Boston’s three-game winning streak and dropped Drew Pomeranz to 1-4 on the season after he gave up four runs on six hits over five innings. Boston played without Mookie Betts for the fifth consecutive game due to soreness on the left side of his body. Dustin Pedroia also sat out for Boston and both players are questionable for Saturday’s game.
While he is questionable for the game Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with a .359 batting average and team high 66 hits. J.D. Martinez leads the team in home runs with 18 and RBIs with 47. Boston has a team batting average of .267 while opposing hitters are averaging .233 at the plate against Astros pitching. On Saturday, Boston will send David Price to the mound. The southpaw on the season is 5-4 with an ERA of 4.04, 59 Ks and 26 BBs.

Jose Altuve leads the Astros with a .338 batting average and team high 80 hits. George Springs leads in home runs with 11 and Carlos Correa in RBIs with 38. Houston has a team batting average of .257 while opposing hitters are averaging .204 at the plate against Astros pitching. Houston on Saturday will send its ace Justin Verlander to the mound. The right-hander this season is 7-2 with an ERA of 1.11, 98 Ks and 15 BBs.

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Betting Trends

Boston has won each of the last 4 starts by Price

The OVER has cashed in 5 of the last 6 Red Sox games

Houston has won 15 of its last 22 games

The UNDER has cashed in each of the last 7 starts by Verlander

Free MLB Pick: Houston Astros -170

Boston has lost 5 of its last 6 games against Houston and 4 of its last 5 played in Houston. With Verlander on the mound for the Astros, the Red Sox will find scoring runs very difficult especially if Betts and Pedroia are out or not 100%. You may consider the UNDER here as well. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 3-1.

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