Game: MLB: Boston Red Sox (D. Price -L) v Houston Astros (J. Verlander -R) Handicapping, Preview, Analysis, Stats, MLB Betting Odds & Trends, Red Sox vs Astros Picks & Red Sox vs Astros Predictions
Date: Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
Start time: 8:05 PM EST, Minute Maid Park
TV Channel: TBS
Best Houston Astros Lines: (-186) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 8: – SPORTSBETTING
In a League Championship Game, we will see Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros.
The Red Sox took a commanding position in game 4, leading by 3-1. David Price will take the place of Chris Sale due to illness. Price is still struggling in the postseason. He managed to get away with it in game 2 when he conceded 4 runs in 4.2 innings. His abysmal performance against the Yankees was marked with allowing them to get 3 runs in 1.2 innings before being substituted.
Justin Verlander, the most experienced pitcher on the Astros’ roster will take the mound in game 5. He has 2 wins so far in the playoffs and he is their most reliable player. He started game 1 when he allowed the Red Sox to have just 2 runs in a 7-2 win. He also played very well against the Indians in another win for the Astros.
David Price had a fantastic regular season but he always does. However, when playoff time comes, he is not the same player and that is again the case this year. We should also have in mind that he will start on a short rest of 3 days while Verlander hasn’t played since game 1. Furthermore, the Astros’ pitcher is clutch in big games and he should deliver the win for Houston.