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Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
Date & Time Saturday May 25, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Boston Red Sox +110 / Houston Astros -119 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros meet Saturday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Boston Red Sox have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 60 hits and 29 RBI while Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 108 hits and 57 RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.92 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Price is 6-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 85 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Houston Astros have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 64 hits and 34 RBI while George Springer and Josh Reddick have combined for 110 hits and 57 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 1-2 with a 8.36 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 4-9 in their last 13 Saturday games and 44-21 in Price's last 65 starts. The Astros are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series, 22-6 in their last 28 Saturday games and 19-7 in Peacock's last 26 starts. The Astros are 1-4 in Peacock's last 5 starts vs. Red Sox. The under is 8-3-1 in Peacock's last 12 home starts. The under is 7-2-1 in Price's last 10 starts overall.

Price has been solid so far this season, but he's been hittable on the road where he has an ERA over four and is allowing a .252 batting average. Peacock has given up one run and struck out 24 batters in his last 17 innings, and he has a 2.89 ERA with an allowed batting average of .210 at home. The Houston Astros are also in one of these grooves where they're putting up crooked numbers consistently and not losing games. I don't bet against the Astros in these spots, especially when the price is reasonable.

Pick:
Houston Astros -119

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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