Brad Peacock, Felix Doubront take mound in Red Sox vs Astros tilt
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Odds
Boston will look to improve on its 16-7 record when take on Houston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.
Felix Doubront gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Brad Peacock brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Red Sox as -245 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Red Sox) and the No. 14 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 15 in the American League at 5.8 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).
Boston owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.
The Astros were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Boston on Friday at Fenway Park.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Astros at Red Sox trends to consider:
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Houston at Boston, Sunday, April 28