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Houston Astros Home to the Boston Red Sox in MLB Betting Odds Action

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

It's a pitching duel between Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros (10-5 on the year) and Wade Miley for Boston Red Sox (8-8 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Houston Astros as -140 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.2 win for the Astros. A 5.6-4.2 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.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (52-43) will face the 42-52 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 8 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.09 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 8.68 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.76 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Thursday, July 23rd