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Red Sox Hope Fenway Can Give Them Renewed Life

The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a do-or-die situation entering Game 3 of their ALDS with the Houston Astros on Sunday. The Red Sox are hoping a shift to Beantown will help them extend their season but the BoSox are just 2-5 in their last 7 games at Fenway Park – with three of those losses coming against the Astros.

  • Only 9 of 75 teams to go down 2-0 in a best-of-5 series have ever come back to advance.
  • The Red Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against the Astros.
  • The Red Sox are 0-12 SU in their last 12 games in October.

The Red Sox will send Doug Fister to the bump in hopes that the pitcher can help keep their season alive. Fister is not exactly entering the postseason rolling with the pitcher posting a 9.18 ERA across his past four starts. The right-hander’s most recent start came against the Astros, his only appearance against the team this season, in which he gave up five hits and three runs in 5.1 innings.

The Astros will start Brad Peacock who, despite being overshadowed by Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel, has been lights out. In Peacock’s past seven starts, he has a 2.29 ERA and did not once allow more than two earned runs. The righty faced the BoSox in his most recent meeting and allowed two runs in 5.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Boston Red Sox as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER totals bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.4-1.8 win for the Astros on Sunday. 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 sport a record of 93-71 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 103-61 on the season. 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. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the Boston Red Sox' No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.81 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.29 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 8.95 hits per game so far, less than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (9.79 hits per game).

Houston brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox' No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Houston is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Boston, Monday, October 9