Red Sox at Astros - 4/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (8-8) at Houston Astros (5-12)
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 play a rubber game late Sunday night on ESPN.
The Boston Red Sox look for a nice road win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Red Sox pitching staff has been hit or miss this season, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox have to get their arms in order for consistency to take place considering they’re 2-7 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 22 hits, Mookie Betts has 14 RBI and David Ortiz has three home runs. Henry Owens gets the ball, and he was 4-4 with a 4.57 ERA and 50 strikeouts last season. This will be Owens’ first career game against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros could use a feel good win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Astros scored eight runs in Saturday’s win but have produced three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros have the bats to turn things around, and they have to considering they’re 1-7 this season when scoring less than four runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 22 hits, Colby Rasmus has 16 RBI and George Springer has four home runs. Scott Feldman takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Feldman is 1-4 with a 7.24 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games and 0-5 in Feldmans last 5 starts. The over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
The Astros are most dangerous when their young lineup is producing, and they're coming off a monster offensive performance on Saturday. Have to ride the hot hand here and expect Houston to put together another solid showing at home.