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Boston Red Sox Face the Houston Astros Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Boston Red Sox

vs

Houston Astros
Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros (4-8 on the year) and Jake Peavy for Boston Red Sox (1-7 so far).

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.7-3.4 win for the Red Sox. A 3.7-3.4 result in favor of the Red Sox is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (39-55) will face the 42-51 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 29 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

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How Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.01 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 8.28 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.41 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Astros on July 11. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 8-3 final on Friday in support of John Lackey at Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Sunday, July 13th