Houston Astros vs Boston by Nvieira
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lets start with the batting, the difference is huge in the last 7 games with the astros batting at 0.289 vs 0.227 from the red sox. We could argue that the red sox had worse pitchers to deal with, but this huge difference couldn't be justified just with that.
In terms of the starting pitcher we have a advantage for the astros again when they are fielding a pitcher in a much better shape. Fieldman (astros) have been pitching to a WHIP of 1.056, pretty nice, when Lackley (Red Sox), has been doing a WHIP of 1.929 in the last 3 games - really awful! Lackley had horrible last 3 games - he still showed a lot of control, and even SO a lot in the last game, but he wasn't able to defend very well. On the other hand Fieldman has been quite consisten and showing a lot of control.
The bullpen will play an important part tonight, as probably both pitchers will pitch 5,6 innings - and in here the Red Sox are better but only slightly (1.290 vs 1.330), so it won't be enough to change my mind. Going on the astros AH.
|Houston Astros (-1.5) AH||Bet365||3.50||8||3-8 LOST (-8 units)|
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