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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox in MLB odds

Boston Red SoxHouston Astros
July 3, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Odds

48-34TEAM RECORD29-55

Houston's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Josh Beckett for the Red Sox on the hill facing Jordan Lyles for the Astros. Beckett brings a 6-3 mark to the game, while Lyles is 0-3 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before the first pitch in this match will find them as 180-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 1 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Boston won its last outing, a 10-4 result against the Astros on July 2. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston rolled to a 10-4 win against Houston on Saturday, as Andrew Miller and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Houston are 3-4
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Astros trends to consider:
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Monday, July 4
Houston at Pittsburgh, Monday, July 4