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Red Sox visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

Boston Red SoxHouston Astros
Aug 6, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Red Sox arrive at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

Houston sends Jordan Lyles out against Steven Wright for the Red Sox in this game. Lyles is 4-5 with a 4.91 ERA on the season, while Wright is 0-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.

View Boston vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this matchup found them as +160 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

The Red Sox were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Red Sox starter, John Lackey, was terrific in striking out 10 Houston batters last time out, but Boston still lost 2-0 on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 0-10

A few Red Sox at Astros trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Houston, Wednesday, August 7