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The Boston Red Sox will look to improve on a 22-13 record when they take on the Houston Astros, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Steven Wright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Lance McCullers will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. Steven Wright is 3-3 this season, and Lance McCullers is 0-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Houston Astros listed as underdogs of 131 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 6.0-3.4. 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

Boston (22-13) will face the 14-22 Astros in this tilt. 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. 2-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 19-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 2-rated offense, averaging 5.91 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 23 at 4.72 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 10.46 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (7.61 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 5.94 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 11-1 humiliation against Boston.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Boston, Saturday, May 14th

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