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July 2, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Odds

47-34TEAM RECORD29-54

The Astros will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the Boston Red Sox visit in inter-league play at Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between JA Happ for the Astros (3-9 on the year) and Andrew Miller for Boston (1-0 so far).

View Boston vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +130 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 15-ranked Astros and the American League No. 1-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Red Sox at 5.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Boston won its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Astros on July 1. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bud Norris and the Astros 7-5 on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-2
After playing Houston are 2-4
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-4
After playing Boston are 4-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Astros trends to consider:
Boston is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Houston's last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Boston at Houston, Sunday, July 3