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Collin McHugh, Clay Buchholz Take Mound in Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Tilt

The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Houston Astros arrive at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Houston puts its faith in starter Collin McHugh to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-3. Getting the ball for the Boston Red Sox is Clay Buchholz, who owns a 6-6 record on the season with a 3.48 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were 118 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-4.6 win for the Astros. A 5.9-4.6 result in favor of the Astros 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.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 37-45 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 48-34 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 2-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.18 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.56 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.15 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros beat Boston in extra innings, earning a 12-8 victory at Fenway Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-11-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-13-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Boston
  • Houston is 2-9-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Boston is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Boston is 13-4-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston
  • Boston is 9-2-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Boston, Sunday, July 5th

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