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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Houston Astros


Boston Red Sox
Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Fenway Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Fenway Park on Sunday as the host Boston Red Sox battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

Boston sends Joe Kelly out against Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros in this game. Kelly is 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA on the season, while McHugh is 5-9 on the year and has a 3.08 ERA.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Boston Red Sox as -144 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.4 victory for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 56-66 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 51-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 21-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.89 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 17 and scoring 3.98 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.36 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.14 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.88 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 3.95 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Houston was a 10-7 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros endured a 10-7 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with Brad Peacock throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at New York, Tuesday, August 19th
Boston home to Los Angeles, Monday, August 18th