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

Boston Red Sox


Houston Astros
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

Boston puts its faith in starter John Lackey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-6. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Scott Feldman, who owns a 4-5 record on the season with a 3.86 ERA.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 112 at TopBet for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 3.6-3.4. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (39-54) will face the 41-51 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 29 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 26 heading into this contest.

How Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 22-rated batting order, averaging 3.89 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 lineup of the Boston Red Sox at 3.76 runs per outing.

Houston owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 3.89 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 22-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -153 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston needed extra innings to get the job done against the White Sox on Thursday as the Red Sox defeated them 4-3 at Fenway Park.

In their last action, Houston was a 8-4 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Houston at +195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston rolled to a 8-4 win against Texas on Wednesday, as Dallas Keuchel and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Globe Life Park.

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