Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros, first game of this interesting series, two teams with good seasons, the Astros defending champions had an incredible season on the road even though they suffered at home losing many games. The Red Sox know how dangerous the Astros on the road are, but they also have a solid and positive record at home, the series will be tight from the first game.
Houston Astros: We are the champions.
The Astros on the road are some killers, 47 victories and only 21 defeats, 69.1% effectiveness. This team has better record on the road than at home and that has been a great help to keep them in the race of the playoffs. So far the Astros are confident as division leaders, but the Yankees and Athletics are very close to stealing the Astros’ spot to the playoffs. Before this series the Astros swept the Angels, won against the Mariners and lost against the Athletics.
Gerrit Cole for the first game, 13 wins and only 5 losses this season. Good numbers for Cole, 2.86 ERA but a negative record in the last five games on the road with 2 wins and 3 losses. The last 3 games were defeats for him against the Mariners, Dodgers and Mariners again.
Boston Red Sox: We want to be champions again.
At home the Red Sox have a record of 48 wins and 18 defeats, 72.7% of effectiveness. The best team in the american league with 97-44 overall, it’s not long before we reach 100 victories, but against the Astros it will be very difficult. The Red Sox have guaranteed entry to the playoffs, but they must also maintain a positive record at home to confidently reach the playoffs. Prior to this series the team won against the Marlins, draw against the Indians, and won 2-1 against the Rays.
David Price, a veteran of 11 years as a professional, three good years with the Red Sox and currently in the season with a record of 14 wins and 6 losses. Price has been one of the most important players for the Red Sox, 5 wins and 0 losses in the last games at home, Price’s confidence is untouchable until now. The Red Sox at home are scoring an average of 5.85 runs per game, 9.79 hits and 1.29 homeruns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 09/07/2018
is: Take the Houston Astros -120 (moneyline)
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