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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

The year’s MLB online betting action continues this Friday night with an intriguing Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup. The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 and are confident they can get the best of Houston the road this Friday night. The Astros on the other hand have lost the last two in a row and could really use a rebound at home tonight. So what kind of matchup should MLB sports betting fans expect here?

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros – Friday, May 24th     

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: MLBN

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Online Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Red Sox -1½ (+110) 8½ (-120) -140
Astros +1½ (-130) 8½ (EV) +130
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Boston Red Sox          

The Red Sox enter tonight’s contest sporting a 27-23 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL East. At the present time, the New York Yankees lead the division thanks to their 32-17 record. Since Boston is 5 ½ games behind New York, it’s clear they could really use a win here. However, Houston recently got the best of Boston two games to one in a 3-gaem series. And since that series took place in Boston, can we honestly expect the Red Sox to win in Houston?  Moreover, can we count on Chris Sale to lead Boston to a dominant outing here? After all, sale is 1-5 this season and enters with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Rafael Devers (6 HR, 29 RBI, .317 BA), Mookie Betts (8 HR, 25 RBI, .289 BA), and Xander Bogaerts (8 HR, 32 RBI, .289 BA).

Houston Astros   

The Astros fly into this evening’s matchup flashing a 33-18 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. Since their nearest threat are the Texas Rangers, who are 7 games behind Houston, it’s safe to say that the Astros have built up a little cushion for themselves atop the division. However, having dropped the last two to the White Sox decisively, Houston needs a strong resurgence at home here. And considering their aforementioned dominance over Boston, it’s looking like Houston will get it here. Because Wade Miley is 4-2 this season, it’s clear Houston will be starting the better pitcher this evening. Additionally, Wade steps to the mound with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (10 HR, 34 RBI, .328 BA), George Springer (17 HR, 42 RBI, .313 BA), and Carlos Correa (11 HR, 33 RBI, .291 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 13 of Boston’s last 20 games against an opponent in the American League West division.
  • Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
  • Boston has posted a 10-17 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
  • Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
  • Houston has posted a 14-10 ATS record when playing at home this season.

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, the Astros are the best way to go here. They’re pegged as tonight’s underdog and are undoubtedly a great pick this Friday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 Houston.