Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox 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 +123 / Houston Astros -133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Over at historic Fenway Park on Sunday, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox will be picking it up again with Game 3 of their American League Division Series.
In Game 1 of this series, the Astros took a big 8-2 win on the heroics of star Jose Altuve (three solo homers). In Game 2, Houston repeated that score, taking Game 2 8-2 for a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
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The Astros will be going with RHP Brad Peacock on Sunday. In his 132.0 innings and 13-2 record this year, Peacock has a 3.00 ERA with 161 Ks and 57 BBs.
Houston has some enviable hitters at their disposal. Jose Altuve finished the regular season with 204 hits, 112 runs, 24 homers and 81 RBI while Alex Bregman had 158 hits, 8 runs, 19 homers and 71 RBI. On Friday, Altuve had two hits, two runs and an RBI; Bregman managed a hit and a run.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re rolling with RHP Doug Fister on Sunday. In his 90.1 innings and 5-9 record this year, Fister has a 4.88 ERA with 83 Ks and 38 BBs.
Boston has some key hitters as well. Mookie Betts led the way during the regular season on 166 hits, 101 runs, 24 homers and 102 RBI; Xander Bogaerts had 156 hits, 94 runs, 62 RBI and 10 homers. Betts had one hit on Friday; Bogaerts went 0-for-5 with two Ks.
The Astros are 7-1 in their last eight road games and 6-1 in their last seven versus the AL East. Houston is also 4-1 in their last five games following an off day and 24-8 in their last 32 overall.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 4-0 in their last four in game three of a series and 4-1 in their last five games following an off day. Boston is also 1-5 in their last six overall and 1-5 in their last six versus the AL West.
After coughing up 11 earned on 10 hits across 6.0 innings in two starts, Fister finished the year with six earned in 10.2 innings over his final pair of starts. As for Peacock ,he’s given up two earned in each of his last two starts, four earned in 11.0 innings on five total hits. Given the lights-out way the Astros have been playing in this series, I’m going to stick with Houston here.