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Plenty Left to Play for This Afternoon for the 'Stros and Sox

Still with plenty to play for, the Red Sox and Astros will engage in battle twice more to wrap up their respective regular seasons. With a win today, the Red Sox can finally put an end to the AL East race but with the ‘Stros looking to put their names on home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs, they’ll be just as hungry as the Crimson Hose this afternoon.

SHARK BITES
  • The Astros are 13-2 SU and 11-4 on the runline in their last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games with Drew Pomeranz as their starting pitcher.
  • The Astros are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games with Lance McCullers as their starting pitcher.

Continuing down their downward spiral into the playoffs, the BoSox lost again last night and they’ve now dropped four of their last five. If they’re not careful, they’ll have to play in that wild-card play-in game against the Twins.

They’ll call upon Drew Pomeranz (16-6, 3.38 ERA) to try and get that division title locked up but it’s difficult to see anyone slowing down this Astros lineup right now.

That said, when he faced the ‘Stros earlier this season, he turned in a wonderful performance, giving up just one run in 6.1 innings of action in a 2-1 Red Sox win.

Houston has now scored 52 runs during a five-game winning streak in which their pitching has been pretty damn good too. Lance McCullers Jr. will go to the hill for the ‘Stros looking to continue that but he’s actually been the worst of the five guys in the rotation for a while and he’s still on a relatively short leash just one start removed from a stint on the disabled list.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 92-68 record to the battle against the 100-60 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Houston injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 10 ranked offense (4.85 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.32 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 8.98 hits per game, less than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (9.79 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.61 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Friday at Fenway Park behind starter C Morton.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

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Houston at Boston, Sunday, October 1st

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