Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (100-61) at Boston Red Sox (93-68)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm (Fenway Park)
C McHugh (4-2) (3.45) vs. C Sale (17-8) (2.90)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in the final game of the regular season in MLB action on Sunday.
The Houston Astros have nothing to play for but they have still not let up. The Astros had won five consecutive games before falling 6-3 at the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. The Stros had problems on the mound and at the plate with starter Lance McCullers Jr. allowing five runs on six hits and a pair of walks over 4.1 innings of work to drop to 7-4. Houston totaled eight hits and walked four times with Brian McCann smacking his 18th long ball while Evan Gattis and Yuli Gurriel recorded RBI’s. Collin McHugh toes the rubber for the Houston Astros season finale’ at the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. McHugh defeated the Texas Rangers 11-2 last time out with both runs given up on seven hits and a trio of free passes over five innings of work.
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The American League East title finally belongs to the Boston Red Sox with their win versus the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox put everything together with starter Drew Pomeranz coming up big with a single run given upon three hits and a pair of free passes through six innings to up his record to 17-6. The Boston attack consisted of ten hits and four bases on balls with Mookie Betts going deep and scoring three times while Mitch Moreland drove in two followed by Andrew Benintendi scoring and driving in a run. The Boston Red Sox give Sunday’s season ending start against the visiting Houston Astros to left hander Chris Sale. Sale comes off of a 9-4 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays with five runs scoring on eight hits including four homers in five frames.
Over is 27-8-2 in Houston last 37 Sunday games and Houston are 21-7 in their last 28 overall and Houston are 21-7 in their last 28 games on grass. Under is 11-1 in Boston last 12 Sunday games and Boston are 19-8 in Sale’s last 27 starts and Boston are 7-3 in Sale’s last 10 home starts. Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and Houston are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Boston.
I’m leaning over here because I’m betting Sale doesn’t pitch with the East wrapped up…