Houston Astros (31-15) at Boston Red Sox (23-22)
May 19th, 2019 1:05 EST (Fenway Park)
Lines: HOU (+143), BOS (-153) O/U 9
MLB Draftkings Pick Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox
Game two of this three game series went to the Houston Astros. Houston jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. The starting pitching has been a big problem for Boston so far this year. Houston will look to complete the three game sweep this afternoon, while Boston looks to avoid a three-game losing streak.
Houston is currently one of the best teams in the league on offense this year. They are ranked second in the league in runs per game at 5.54 and are ranked first in the league in hits with 9.61. They are also ranked eighth in the league in runs per game on the road with 5.19. Houston has four players who have 10 or more home runs. George Springer currently has 17 home runs and Bregman has 14. This offense has been on a tear and I do not expect it to slow down anytime soon.
Starting for tonight on the mound for Houston is Wade Miley (4-2). Miley has a 3.51 ERA in 9 games started this year. He is 2-2 with a 4.50 era in 5 games on the road this year and is 2-2 with a 7.13 ERA in his career against Boston.
Boston is currently ranked sixth in runs per game with 5.20 and is leading the league in walks per game with 4.29. They are also ranked fifth in the league in runs per game at home with 5.64. Moreland and Martinez lead this team in home runs with 12 and 9. Martinez is currently batting .315, which is leading the team.
Boston will send their ace Chris Sale (1-5) to the mound to avoid the sweep. Sale had a career high in strikeouts his time out with 17. Sale has a 4.24 ERA in games this year. He started off the year with several bad starts but has gotten back to his dominant self here recently. He is 0-2 with a 4.30 ERA in 4 games at home this season.
Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Houston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.
Houston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Houston are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Boston are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games at home.
Free MLB Pick Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros
This game is going to come down on which Chris Sale shows up. The Sale that got rocked in his first few starts this year, or the Sale that threw 17 Ks and is the ace of this team. I believe he will have a solid start today and help Boston avoid the sweep. The under nine runs look good today as well.
PICK: BOS (-153)