Game: MLB: Houston Astros (J. Verlander -R) v Boston Red Sox (C. Sale -L) Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Astros vs Red Sox Picks & Astros vs Red Sox Predictions
Date: SAT, Oct 13, 2018
Start time: 8:09 PM EST, Fenway Park
TV Channel: TBS
Best Boston Red Sox Lines: (-115) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Total Runs Over/Under 7: – SPORTSBETTING
In a League Championship Game, we will see Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox are coming off a very interesting series against the New York Yankees where they beat them in 4. Justin Verlander will be starting for Houston and he allowed 2 runs in 5 innings against the Indians which helped his team win by 7-2. He had a great regular season, registering a 2.52 ERA in 214 innings pitched. Verlander’s favorite victims have always been the Red Sox. He has a 2.89 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP throughout his career against them.
Chris Sale will get his second start of the postseason and third in his career. He allowed 2 runs in 5 innings against the Yankees but the Red Sox managed to get away with it after a 5-4 win. He’s having even better numbers against Houston, posting a 5-2 record with a 1.83 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP.
Houston looks very impressive at the moment and I believe that Verlander will continue to improve on his performances in the playoffs against the less experienced Chris Sale. Houston’s batting unit will hope to have the same game against him as they did last year in game 1 and then again in game 4 when the Astros dominated.