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MLB Odds Betting - Houston Astros Underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting Houston Astros on Friday.

For the Boston Red Sox, Justin Masterson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Houston Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Dan Straily, 0-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were 128 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-4.5 victory for the Astros. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 37-44 record to the battle against the 47-34 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.78 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.04 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston rolled to a 6-5 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Vincent Velasquez and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 12-6 final on Thursday in support of W Miley at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
  • Boston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Boston, Saturday, July 4th