Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox ALDS Game 3 - 10/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (102-61) at Boston Red Sox (93-70)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:38 pm (Fenway Park)
B Peacock (13-2) (3.00) vs. Doug Fister (5-9) (5.28)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +120 / Houston Astros -130 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros are looking to wrap up the ALDS with a win at the Boston Red Sox in MLB on Sunday.
The Houston Astros have handled business in their ALDS following an 8-2 victory versus the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The Astros now lead the series 2-0 with another stellar effort at the plate and on the mound. Stros starter Dallas Keuchel has been tough at home in 2017 and that trend continued with a run allowed on three hits and three BB while striking out seven over 5.2 innings. Houston racked up 12 hits and walked six times with George Springer going 2-4 with a solo homer and two runs while Carlos Correa went 2-4 with a long ball, a pair of runs and four runs driven in followed by Jose Altuve with an RBI and two runs. The Astros have given Sunday's starting assignment to Brad Peacock who has gone 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA.
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Through two games in the ALDS, the Boston Red Sox have struggled on both the mound and at the plate. Boston now finds themselves down 0-2 following Friday’s loss at the Houston Astros. Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz struggled early with four runs given up on five hits including a pair of long balls through two innings pitched before Eduardo Rodriguez and Addison Reed were charged with two runs apiece. The Boston offense consisted of seven hits and three bases on balls with Jackie Bradley Jr. going 2-4 with two RBI’s while Chris Young and Christian Vazquez scored. The Red Sox have named veteran right hander Doug Fister as Sunday’s game three starter. Fister has logged a 5-9 record with a 4.88 ERA over 15 starts and three relief appearances.
Houston are 7-1 in their last 8 road games and over is 7-1 in Houston last 8 games following a win and over is 8-2 in Houston last 10 on grass. Under is 13-3 in Boston last 16 Sunday games and over is 7-2 in Boton last 9 on grass and over is 7-2 in Boston last 9 overall. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Boston and over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Th Astros have been getting it done all year with their big time offense racking up the runs and that hasn't changed in the ALDS. I'll go with them again as I can't find a rason not to...