Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (39-19) at Houston Astros (37-22)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm (Minute Maid Park)
D Price (5-4) (4.04) vs. J Verlander (7-2) (1.11)
The Line: Houston Astros -172 / Boston Red Sox +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
Saturday MLB features the Houston Astros hosting the Boston Red Sox in a battle of division leaders.
The Boston Red Sox look to regroup from a 7-3 loss at Houston that cost the team a game in the standings. Boston starter Chris Sale allowed four runs on six hits through six innings to absorb the loss while Joe Kelly gave up three 8th inning runs on a pair of homers.
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The Red Sox logged seven hits and two free passes with Mitch Moreland and JD Martinez smacking solo bombs while Brock Holt doubled in Eduardo Nunez. Veteran left hander David Price puts a four game winning streak on the line at Houston on Saturday. Price defeated Toronto 8-3 last time out with a pair of runs given up through five frames.
The Houston Astros have started to pick up steam and continued to win following Friday’s decision versus visiting Boston. Houston starter Gerrit Cole was charged with all three runs allowed on five hits including a pair of long balls through seven innings to pick up the win.
The Astros pounded out 12 hits and walked three times with George Springer and Carlos Correa each going deep and scoring twice followed Evan Gattis with a two run bomb.
A red hot Justin Verlander toes the rubber for the Astros against Boston on Saturday. Verlander has won three in a row following a 5-1 win at the NY Yankees with a run plated over 6.2 innings.
Under is 7-1 in Boston last 8 road games and Boston are 7-2 in their last 9 games on grass and Boston are 39-17 in their last 56 overall. Over is 5-2-1 in Houston last 8 overall and over is 5-2-1 in Houston last 8 on grass and Houston are 36-15 in their last 51 home games. Over is 23-11 in the last 34 meetings.
This isn’t a slam dunk by any means but Verlander might be the best pitcher in the game right now…