Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros
Date and Time: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 8:05 p.m. ET
Location: Minute Maid Park
Red Sox vs. Astros TV Coverage: ESPN
The Red Sox were 16-17 in their first 33 road games, with 17 games going over the total, 14 going under, with two pushes. They are scoring 4.8 runs per game and giving up 3.9 per contest.
The Astros were 22-14 in their first 36 home games, with 15 games going over, 19 going under the total, with 2 pushes. They are scoring 5.5 runs per game and giving up 3.7 per contest. Houston has struggled of late with their top four starting pitchers all on the DL.
Probable Pitching Matchup
The Red Sox are hoping that David Price can finally turn the corner and start pitching well. He has looked bad since coming off the DL and comes into this game at 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA. He gave up three runs in six innings last time out to a poor Phillies team. He faced the Astros once last year and it was Boston winning by a score of 11-1.
Musgrove came off the DL and went just 4.2 innings on Monday and allowed two runs on five hits against Texas. He is 1-2 in his last three starts with a 5.52 ERA.
These teams played two series last year with Boston winning five of the seven meetings. Six of the seven games went over the total. The teams have split their last ten meetings at Houston with three of the last four going over.
Red Sox vs. Astros Free Picks
If Price was pitching like he did a few years ago then Boston might be a good play in this contest but Price has looked nothing like a dominant starter. Musgrove has looked good at time but he is still working his way back after coming of the DL. I will take the Astros in this game and also play the game over the total. Make sure to check back for odds at BetDSI.
Red Sox vs. Astros ATS Pick: Go with the Astros and the game to go over the total at BetDSI
Red Sox vs. Astros Score Prediction: Astros 7, Red Sox 4