Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Playoff Betting Outlook
The year’s MLB playoff betting action continues this weekend with another round of thrilling postseason matchups. In the last round we saw a red hot Boston team eliminate their longtime rivals in just four games. Now the Red Sox look to build on their momentum this Saturday in the American League Championship Series. What kind of turnout are the MLB sportsbook odds predicting for Game 1 of this Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox postseason series? Let’s take a gander at the betting lines to find out.
Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox – Saturday, October 13th
When: 7:09 pm ET
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: TBS Live, MLB TV
MLB Playoff Betting Odds:
|Astros||+1½ (-200)||7 (-120)||+107|
|Red Sox||-1½ (+170)||7 (EV)||-117|
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 30, 2018
This weekend’s matchup will officially kick off this championship series. Game 2 will be held on Sunday once again in Boston. Afterwards the series will head to Houston for Game 3 and four. The Astros will be looking to get the most out of George Springer and Jose Altuve in order to keep Boston off of the scoreboard. The Red Sox were able to deliver 16 runs in one of their games against New York, so naturally this will be a focal point of Houston’s strategy. Luckily Houston finished 1st in ERA, quality starts, WHIP and BAA, and just about every other important pitching statistic. Justin Verlander will be the man Boston calls upon in Game 1. He hasn’t seen much action during the postseason but he finished the regular season with a 3.38 ERA and a stellar 0.75 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Alex Bregman (2 HR, 4 RBI, .556 BA), Marwin Gonzalez (0 HR, 5 RBI, .538 BA), Tyler White (0 HR, 0 RBI, .500 BA).
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox bring plenty of momentum into this series and they’ll certainly need if it they are to compete against the team that just got done sweeping the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately for Boston, they really haven’t had much luck against Houston especially at home. In fact, the Red Sox are 2-4 against the Astros at home in their last 6 meetings. Furthermore, Boston is 4-8 against Houston in their last 12 run-ins. Nevertheless, the MLB playoff betting odds are sticking with Boston at home tonight. Chris Sale is the man tasked with getting the home win here. Sale finished the regular season with a 1.11 WHIP but a more respectable 2.84 ERA.
Players to Watch: Brock Holt (1 RH, 5 RBI, .667 BA), JD Martinez (1 HR, 6 RBI, .357 BA), and Steve Pearce (0 HR, 2 RBI, .333 BA).
Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games when playing on the road against Boston
- Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
- Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Boston
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games
- Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
- Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox matchup? This one is a bit of a tossup since after all, it is a playoff match. You can make a case for taking Houston since they’ve gotten the best of Boston as of late. However, the Red Sox are rolling and they do have home field advantage here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Boston.