Daily Sports Tips – Thursday 18th September
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox
Match Winner/Total Runs: Astros/Over 8.5 @ $3.35
When the Red Sox put their foot down it can be pretty scary, as the Astros found out firsthand yesterday. A 2-2 game heading into the eighth turned into a five-run inning for Boston, giving them an 8-2 victory, and more importantly, a 2-1 series lead. The riskiest pitcher of Boston’s rotation takes the mound today though, Rick Porcello, who can be hot and cold at the best of times. Porcello allowed six earned runs against the Astros in two starts during the regular season, making the Red Sox a risky play away from home.
Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins
Bruins To Win @ $1.91
It’s been one extreme to the next for the Bruins this season. After being shutout by the Capitals on Opening Night, Boston has won four straight in quite convincing fashion. The Bruins manhandled the Redwings on Sunday 8-2, and currently rank sixth in the league in goals scored. Calgary’s defence has quietly been impressive to start the season, but their offense has struggled to find consistency.
Nick Kyrgios vs. Mirza Basic
Set Betting: Kyrgios 2-1 @ $3.75
It’s been a miserable couple of weeks for Kyrgios, who failed to make it as far as the qualifiers in the Shanghai Open last week. Mirza Basic, meanwhile, has found some strong form this year, making it as far as the Quarter-final in each of his last two tournaments. Since these two have never squared off against each other, you can’t back against Kyrgios as the favourite, but Basic will fancy himself to at least challenge the Aussie on the hard court surface.