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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Houston Astros will look to improve on a 53-43 record when they take on the Boston Red Sox, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Wade Miley gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on Thursday; he's 5-10 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Lance McCullers, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Houston was a -132 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-4.2 win for the Astros on Thursday. 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 53-43 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 42-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Houston Astros) and the No. 19 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 4 ranked offense (4.44 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 4.77 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.09 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.66 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 26-rated road mark, allowing 4.74 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in J Kelly's start, as they lost 4-2 against Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Houston
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Detroit, Friday, July 24th
Houston at Kansas City, Friday, July 24th