Red Sox vs. Astros - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (48-34) at Boston Red Sox (37-45)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
L McCullers (4-2) (2.19) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2) (3.92)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -118 / Houston Astros +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, NESN
The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox play a subber game Sunday afternoon.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Astros have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 91 hits and 35 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 89 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six road games. Lance McCullers gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 90 hits and 41 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia have combined for 70 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have split their last six home games. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 13-4 in their last 17 Sunday games and 5-11 in their last 16 road games. The Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The Astros are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Boston and 5-13 in the last 18 meetings overall.
I can't trust the Red Sox, as they're way too inconsistent. The Astros continue to play well and give themselves chances to win. If forced to pick, I'm siding with Houston and the plus money.