Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros - 5/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 12:05 PM (Fenway Park )
Boston Red Sox -145 / Houston Astros +135 O/U: 8.5
TV: ATSW, NESN
The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox will meet up on the MLB diamond to finish their series on Sunday.
In the Friday opener, the Astros secured a 3-1 win. On Saturday, the Astros scored five runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 7-3 victory.
For the Sunday game, the Astros will be bringing out Brad Peacock in the start. In his 42.2 innings and 4-2 record this year Peacock has a 4.01 ERA with 41 Ks and 14 BBs.
The Astros put up a nice 13-hit total in the Saturday game. Leading the way for Houston was Michael Brantley, who put up a double, three hits, a run and an RBI.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with Chris Sale in the Sunday start. In his 51.0 innings and 1-5 mark so far this year, Sale has a 4.24 ERA with 73 Ks and 11 BBs.
Boston could muster just five hits in the Saturday game and couldn’t sustain much offensively. One bright spot was Christian Vazquez, who logged his sixth homer of the year—a solo shot in the fourth.
The Astros are 19-7 in their last 26 in game three of a series and 9-3 in Peacock’s last 12 starts. Houston is 6-2 in Peacock’s last eight starts with five days’ rest and 15-6 in his last 21 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 50-14 in their last 64 in game three of a series and 14-2 in Sale’s last 16 starts in game three of a series. Boston is 4-1 in Sale’s last five Sunday starts and 2-7 in his last nine starts.
Following a bad outing in Minnesota (seven earned on eight hits in 3.2 innings), Peacock has been sharp in his last pair, logging 12.0 innings with six hits and one earned alongside 15 Ks.
As for Sale, he’s had some difficulties at times this year but has since sharpened up with four straight quality starts. This should be a really fun pitching matchup and a low-scoring game. At Fenway though, I have to go Sox here.