Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/12/14
Boston Red Sox (42-51) at Houston Astros (39-55)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Jake Peavy (R) (1-7) (4.636) vs. Collin McHugh (R) (4-8) (3.279)
The Line: Houston Astros / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Houston, NESN
The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox face off on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
The Houston Astros were no match for the Red Sox on Friday as they were blown out at home. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Jason Castro and Jose Altuve each had hits as the Astros scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman allowed 11 hits and seven runs while striking out three over 5.1 innings to take the loss. For Saturday’s game the Astros start Brett Oberholtzer who is 1-1 in his last three starts. For the season Oberholtzer has allowed 73 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 48 over 63.2 innings for a 2-7 record and a 4.66 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox jumped all over the Astros on Friday pounding them in Houston for the win. Christian Vasquez had three hits and Brock Holt, Daniel Nava, and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two hits as the Red Sox scored eight runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher John Lackey allowed four hits and two runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 10-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Red Sox start Jake Peavy who has lost his last seven decisions. For the season Peavy has allowed 117 hits and 57 earned runs while striking out 84 over 110.2 innings for a 1-7 record and a 4.64 ERA.
Houston is 3-8 in their last 11 games, 19-49 against the AL East, and 1-6 in Oberholtzer’s last seven home starts. Boston is 7-13 in their last 20 road games, 3-9 against a left-handed starter, and 1-10 in Peavy’s last 11 starts. Boston is 14-3 in their last 17 meetings with Houston.
To me Peavy is just about unbettabke these days especially on the road so while I won't be playing this one my pick is Houston.
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