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Boston Red Sox take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

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

Steven Wright gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on Friday; he's 0-2 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Collin McHugh, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as -136 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-4.1 win for the Red Sox on Friday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 5-11 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 7-8 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 22-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 20 ranked offense (3.81 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 5 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 7.75 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.07 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 20-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 12-8 to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Fenway Park.

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in D Keuchel's start, as they lost 7-4 against Texas on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Saturday, April 23rd