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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros: Can Boston Bounce Back this Friday Night?

Posted by: Mike Davis
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Odds

Tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup pits two of the best teams in MLB sports betting against one another. Houston got the better of the Sox in Game 1 and there’s no question Boston will be vying for vengeance. With the Astros 4-2 victory looming over head, what kind of matchup will Friday’s sports parlay odds predict?

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros – Friday, June 1st      

Series: Game 2 || Houston Leads 1-0

When: 7:15 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcast

Stream: MLB TV

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Red Sox   +1½ (-210) 6½ (-120)    +112
Astros -1½ (+175) 6½ (EV)    -122
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Boston Red Sox

Boston marches into this Friday night pairing sporting a 39-18 record that ranks them as the best team in the AL East. With a .684 win percentage on the year, it’s safe to say that Boston is having a slightly better season than the Astros. However, that isn’t stopping the Astros from beating up on the Sox. Considering this 4-game series is the only time these two will cross paths this season, Boston will want to set the record straight. Understandably, the evening’s MLB sports betting odds are pegging the Red Sox as the underdog. This makes perfect sense since they’ll be on the road and are coming off a loss on top of that. To help prove the odds-makers wrong, Boston will be starting Chris Sale this evening. Sale is 5-2 on the year with a 2.76 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Mookie Betts (17 HR, 37 RBI, .359 BA), JD Martinez (18 HR, 47 RBI, .317 BA), and Mitch Moreland (8 HR, 27 RBI, .302 BA).

Houston Astros 

The Astros fly into this matchup with a 36-22 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. The Astros have found plenty of success during the last couple of years and are having no problem building on it in 2018. Coming off a win, Houston is confident they can ride the home field advantage to another win over Boston. Gerrit Cole will get the start on behalf of Houston this evening. Cole is 5-1 on the season with a 2.05 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (4 HR, 29 RBI, .338 BA), George Springer (11 HR, 34 RBI, .281 BA), and Carlos Correa (9 HR, 38 RBI, .262 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends                   

  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games at home
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Capitals Betting Picks

So which team should online sportsbook players take in this Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Capitals matchup? All in all it’s probably best to stick with Houston this evening. Luckily the odds aren’t favoring them all that heavily in this contest. Sign up today to make this MLB prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Houston. The Astros get another home win over Boston.

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