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2021 MLB Handicapping
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Sox +127 | Astros -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astors -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
Boston Red Sox
Boston lost the first two games of this series. When this team doesn’t score much they look pretty ordinary though granted that does not happen very often. Rafael Devers is 4th in the Majors in RBIs.
Martin Perez is a guy I generally look to fade. He has been decent this season and the team is 6-4 in his starts. He has pitched better on the road, which makes sense for a guy with his profile pitching in Fenway Park. Taking on Houston is going to be tough though.
Boston has a solid bullpen but they are not spectacular. Matt Barnes can be a beast in the 9th inning but the rest of the guys have been hit or miss.
Heading into Wednesday action the Astros have the best offense in the Majors. Their pitching is not as good it has been been in past years but that more than plays. Houston and Oakland should be battling all season long.
I liked the Odorizzi pick up for Houston but so far they have not gotten much. He has missed a month of action and only made four starts for the Astros. His most recent start was his best so maybe he is ready to be more of a factor.
Ryan Pressly is not the most intimidating presence on the mound but he is getting the job done for Houston.The bullpen gets helped out by being in good situations.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Red Sox are 29-14 in their last 43 Thursday games.
- Red Sox are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 4 of a series.
- Astros are 38-14 in their last 52 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: under.
I like what I am seeing from Houston lately. They are mashing the ball and their pitching has been pretty solid. I am definitely more comfortable with Odorizzi than Perez.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston ML
I am looking for the Astros to be slight favourites at home. That makes them a nice value in this series closing spot. Take the run line if the return is not to your liking.
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