Boston Red Sox (39-19) at Houston Astros (37-22)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 3, 2018, 7:38 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Houston Astros -168 / Boston Red Sox +158 --- Over/Under: 8
The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Boston Red Sox look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 69 hits and 50 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 128 hits and 77 RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.65 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Houston Astros look for a big victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won 15 of their last 20 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 81 hits and 29 RBI while George Springer and Alex Bregman have combined for 125 hits and 60 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 7-0 with a 2.26 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games, 7-3 in Porcellos last 10 road starts and 11-5 in Porcellos last 16 starts. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games, 37-15 in their last 52 home games and 9-3 in Mortons last 12 home starts. The Red Sox are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston, 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 24-11 in the last 35 meetings.
Porcello has been really solid this season and there's always value getting the Red Sox at plus money with the way they hit the baseball. However, Morton is another one of those Astros pitchers who hasn't given up much this season, as he has an ERA well under three and an allowed batting average of .193. At home this season, Morton has an ERA of 1.85 and an allowed batting average of .179. The Astros have won nine of their last 12 home games when Morton on the mound. Give me the home team.