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Astros Look to continue success in series openers vs Boston

After a day off yesterday, the Houston Astros will look to get back to their winning ways after losing six of their last nine games. They’ll welcome one of the American League’s other top contenders to town, the Boston Red Sox, who will try to avoid being another victim of the ‘Stros in a series-opening game. Houston is now 15-3 and 13-5 vs the runline in their last 18 season openers and are an MLB-best 15-5 in series openers this season.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 3-9 in the last 12 games in this matchup.
  • A 13 MPH wind is expected to be blowing in tonight.
  • Carlos Correa is hitting just .224 in June.

Houston will send Mike Fiers to the mound who will look to make it five-straight Astros wins in games that he starts in. He’s now rattled off three straight starts where he’s allowed two runs of fewer without allowing a home run. Fiers has been a better pitcher at home where he has a respectable 3.00 ERA and Red Sox hitters have just two extra-base hits in 44 combined at-bats against him.

Drew Pomeranz gets the ball for the Red Sox and will be looking to bounce back from an ugly start his last time out where he allowed five earned runs in 4.1 innings of work vs the Tigers. Pomeranz has actually been better on the road this season where his ERA is almost a full run lower than at home.

The total for the game opened the day at nine runs and these teams are trending OVER in head-to-head matchups, topping the total in five straight games. The total has also gone OVER in five of Pomeranz’ last seven starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as -125 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 6.0-4.6. 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 45-22 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 37-29 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Boston injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.46 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 5 at 4.24 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 9.58 hits per game so far, more than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.17 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.35 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Philadelphia staff and losing 1-0 to the Phillies on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

Houston enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Wednesday, running up a 13-2 score against the Rangers.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Houston, Saturday, June 17th