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Houston vs Boston MLB Free Picks

Written by on May 11, 2016

The Houston Astros will visit Fenway Park on Thursday for the first of a four game series against the Boston Red Sox. The Houston Astros are coming off a series at home against Cleveland, while the Red Sox wrapped up a series at home against the Athletics. The Houston Astros are in last place in the American League West. The Astros have won just 13 of 34 games this season, and are 7 games behind Seattle. For the Red Sox, they are tied with Baltimore for the top spot in the American League East. Boston is 20-13 on the season. Find the latest MLB run lines here.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox MLB Free Picks

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016Where: Fenway Park in BostonTV: MLBN, NESNRadio: La Nueva 94.1 FM, WEEI 93.7Pitching Matchups: Keuchel vs. PriceMLB Odds: TBA 

Why Bet the Astros

The Houston Astros cannot seem to get things going the right way in 2016. After reaching the postseason a season ago. The Astros remain in last place in the American League West. Houston has allowed 156 runs on the season, one of the worst in all of baseball. The Astros offensively have seen Jose Altuve get off to a great start, with a .321 batting average, and 9 homeruns. Colby Rasmus has dropped a bit, but still leads the team with 28 runs batted in. The Astros are just a game behind third place Oakland and Los Angeles, and have made the American League West one of the worst divisions in all of baseball, in 9 games under .500.

Why Bet the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have won three straight games and scored 32 runs during that span. The Red Sox have gotten 9 homeruns from David Ortiz in his last season in Major League Baseball. Travis Shaw is red hot as well, batting .322. The Red Sox are second in all of the game in runs scored with 183. Boston leads baseball with a .288 batting average, and are slugging .349. Boston’s pitching has improved, but still 18th with a 4.24 earned run average. The Red Sox starting pitchers have 17 quality starts, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball.

Expert Score & Prediction

It’s a really good pitching matchup in Boston, with Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the Astros, and David Price for Boston. Both pitchers have allowed more runs than they typically do, but they have a combined 6 wins. The Houston Astros are just having a terrible time getting anything going in the win column. It seems the Boston offense is playing some of their best right now. Look for that to continue, and David Price to be impressive in this game. Take the Boston Red Sox -133 over the Houston Astros on Thursday. The final score prediction for this game is the Boston Red Sox 5-4 over the Houston Astros on Thursday.