Red Sox vs. Astros - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (14-22) at Boston Red Sox (22-13)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
C McHugh (4-3) (5.51) vs. S Wright (3-3) (1.52)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -141 / Houston Astros +131 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox play game two of their series Friday at Fenway Park.
The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Astros have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have an ERA of 4.31 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 46 hits, Colby Rasmus has 28 RBI and George Springer has seven home runs. Lance McCullers gets the nod, and he was 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 129 strikeouts last season. McCullers is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to add to their solid five-game winning streak. The Red Sox have scored 37 runs in their last three games and double-digit runs in four straight games. The Boston Red Sox offense is on fire at the moment, and they’ve won 14 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 47 hits, Dustin Pedroia has 20 RBI and Mookie Betts has six home runs. Steven Wright takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 1.52 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Wright is 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in McCullers' last 8 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Wrights last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. The Astros are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox continue to tear the cover off the baseball with double-digit runs in four straight games. Hard to bet against Boston right now, especially against a Houston club that's been so inconsistent all season long.