Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Pick 10/17/18

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Wednesday, 10/17/2018 at 08:35 pm BOSTON (114-56) at  HOUSTON (107-62)
Expanded Matchup Game Center Bet Now Starting Pitchers
Teams Line W-L O/U/P RF/RA Starters REC ERA WHIP
913BOSTON 135 114 - 56 83-79-8 5.46/4.01 (R) PORCELLO RICK 18 - 7 4.31 1.18
914HOUSTON -145 107 - 62 76-85-8 4.96/3.34 (R) MORTON CHARLIE 15 - 3 3.3 1.18

Last Updated: 2018-10-17

The Boston Red Sox are taking on the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The visiting Red Sox currently have a 2-1 series lead. The matchup is slated to begin at 8:39 p.m. ET and is scheduled to be televised on TBS.

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Odds

Including the regular season, the Red Sox are 113-56 SU and are 97-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 34.5 units for moneyline bettors and 23.2 units ATS. The Astros, on the other hand, are 107-61 SU and 87-80 ATS. The team has gained 0.2 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 1.6 units ATS.

Houston games have a 74-85-8 over/under record in 2018. Boston has an over/under record of 81-79-8.

Rick Porcello will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. The right-handed Porcello is 17-7 with a 4.28 ERA and 190 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Houston this year (two starts).

The Astros are handing the ball to righty Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.13 ERA), who has 201 strikeouts and 64 walks, as well as a 1.16 WHIP. Morton is 1-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.97 ERA across two starts against Boston this year.

Fueled by a team slash line of .251/.339/.385, the Red Sox have averaged 6.3 runs scored through seven postseason games. Houston is hitting .262/.379/.480 and the team has managed 5.8 runs in this year’s playoffs.

The Astros bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.02, while Red Sox relievers have a 3.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.

Boston’s hitters have been paced by J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, who have already combined to drive in 220 runs. Martinez is slashing .327/.399/.620 with 44 home runs, 137 RBIs and 112 runs scored, while Betts (.341/.433/.625) has produced 32 homers, 83 RBIs, 135 runs and 30 steals.

The Astros’ batters have been led by third baseman Alex Bregman and second baseman Jose Altuve. Bregman is slashing .291/.407/.544 with 33 home runs, 108 RBIs and 112 runs scored, while Altuve’s line sits at .315/.385/.451 with 14 homers, 64 RBIs, 91 runs and 17 steals.

The Red Sox are coming off of an 8-2 victory in Game .

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER


Betting Trends

Boston has tallied 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Houston has 16 XBH over its last five.

The Red Sox have won four of their last five games SU.

Houston has posted 20.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.0 over its last five.

The Red Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 17 over their last 10.

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