Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox - 4/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (8-9) at Houston Astros (6-12)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Henry Owens (0-0) (0.00) vs. S Feldman (0-2) (4.11)
The Line: Houston Astros -134 / Boston Red Sox +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros finish off their series on Sunday Night Baseball.
The Boston Red Sox were poised to lift their record above .500 Saturday but their arms and bats couldn’t come together and the result was an 8-3 defeat. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz seemed to be in good shape until he surrendered a 5th inning grand slam as he was charged with five runs on six hits through 5.2 frames with Roenis Elias allowing three runs on four hits and two BB over two innings. Boston produced nine hits and two free passes with David Ortiz going 2-4 with an RBI and run with Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge also driving in runs. Left hander Henry Owens makes his first appearance of the season for the Boston Red Sox. In his rookie campaign in 2015, Owens was 4-4 in eleven starts with a 4.57 ERA over 63 innings.
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The Houston Astros have had a miserable start to the season but put everything together Saturday with the trick being to do it on a consistent basis. Astros starter Mike Fiers allowed a pair of runs on five hits and a pair of base on balls to get the victory while four relievers mopped up. The Stros pounded out 12 hits and coaxed five walks with Cody Rasmus belting a grand slam and driving in five on a 2-4 day while Jose Altuve and Marwin Gonzalez each scored twice. Scott Feldman gets his 4th start of the year for the Houston Astros and is looking to win his first. Feldman is 0-2 after a 7-5 loss at the Rangers where he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and three BB in five frames.
The under is 7-2 in Boston’s last 9 overall and is 7-2 in their last 9 on grass while the over is 8-3 in Owens' last 11 starts on grass. Houston are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games and the over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. Owens was wild in the spring and I don’t know what to expect from him. In fact who knows what to expect from both hurlers and teams…