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OVER Bets Hot in Red Sox-Astros Meetings

Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox MLB

The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox continue a four-game set at Fenway Park with Game 3 Saturday afternoon. The first two games in the series have continued an OVER trend that has been red-hot for totals bettors and considering the pitchers slated to start Saturday, there’s a strong chance it gets kept alive.

Shark Bites
  • OVER is 5-0 in Boston’s last five home games.
  • The Red Sox are 7-1 SU in their last eight home games.
  • The Astros are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games at Fenway Park.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Red Sox at -137 in moneyline markets while the Astros come in at +117. As far as the total is concerned, the shop has OVER 9.5 runs at -125 and UNDER 9.5 runs at -105.

OVER has gone 4-0 in the past four meetings between the Sox and Astros (all this season) and has gone 6-1 in the last seven meetings at Fenway Park. The clubs combined for 12 runs in the series opener and 13 runs in Friday’s contest.

Clay Buchholz is slated to get the ball for the Sox while Collin McHugh is expected to get the start for the ‘Stros.

Buchholz was roughed up for five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work when the Astros defeated the Sox 8-3 back on April 23.

McHugh was involved in the only meeting between the two teams that didn’t go UNDER as he went four innings and allowed five earned runs in a 6-2 Sox win back on April 22.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Houston Astros before the first pitch in this match found them as 129 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.5-3.8 win for the Red Sox on Saturday. 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

22-14 Boston battles the Astros, currently with a 15-22 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 19 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.47 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 7.76 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.94 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 at home, scoring 6.75 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Boston on Friday at Fenway Park behind starter L McCullers.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Houston's last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Boston, Sunday, May 15th