Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 18 (5/18): MLB
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- May 18, 2022, 8:36:34 AM
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|Time||6:10 p.m. EST|
|Astros money line||-143|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+115)|
|Red Sox money line||+120|
|Red Sox run line||+1.5 (-135)|
|Over / under||9|
|Houston Astros||Boston Red Sox|
|Road / home record||15-9||5-10|
|Last 10 record||8-2||4-6|
|Over / under record||12-24-1||12-20-4|
|Runs / game||4.21||3.79|
|Runs allowed / game||3.26||3.97|
The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox will play the 3rd game of the series at the Fenway Park on Wednesday. The Astros detroyed the Red Sox in the 2nd of the series 13-4.
The Astros get here with a 24-13 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.21 runs per game and are allowing 3.26 runs. Alex Bregman has 5 home runs and 22 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .277 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 11 home runs.
Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.38 ERA, 41 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Luis Garcia (3-1, 2.94 ERA)
Garcia will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Garcia earned the win and struck out nine in five scoreless innings Thursday, allowing five hits and two walks in a 5-0 victory in Minnesota.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox get to this game with a 14-22 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.79 runs and allowing 3.97 runs per game. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 6 home runs and 19 RBI while Xander Bogaerts is batting for .344 AVG.
Matt Strahm (2-1), the fifth Red Sox pitcher, got five outs, striking out three and allowing one hit for the win.
Nick Pivetta (1-4, 5.08 ERA) will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Red Sox. Pivetta allowed one run on three hits and a walk over seven innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over Texas.
Houston are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Boston.
Boston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Houston.
The Astros crushed the Red Sox on Tuesday and the offense continue to stay hot. They have won 4 of their last 5 games vs Red Sox and will send Garcia to the mound who threw 5 scoreless innings the last time he faced the Red Sox. Boston have lost 6 of their last 7 games at home and will send Pivetta who allowed 1 runs across 5 innings in his last start against Houston. Astros are the better team here and I think they win this series.
PICK: Astros ML (-143)
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