Baseball Odds Today: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

At the beginning of a matchup between the Astros and Red Sox is a clear fact.  Houston in 2017 and Boston in 2018 were the World Series champions.  As a result, both teams are popular choices for baseball odds today.  Public money flows to both teams.  Gamblers have to be concerned about paying too much to bet on either team.  What balances that out is when the Red Sox and Astros get together.   To be exact both teams have tremendous wagering appeal.  Beyond that is the fact that Houston and Boston could well meet in the playoffs this October.

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

Date and Time: Saturday, May 25, 2015, 7:15 p.m. ET

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

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Now the Red Sox have lost four of their last seven games.  Seven of their last ten outings have gone over the total.  Boston has a record of 25-23 with just 19 games going under the total.  They are in third place in the American League East.

By contrast the Astros are red hot with nine wins in their last ten games.  Only one of their last eight tilts have gone over the total.  Houston leads the American League West with a record of 33-16.  Just 19 of the Astros games have cleared the total.

Red Sox Starter and Bullpen 

Staring with Boston is left hander David Price (2-2, 1.07 WHIP, 3.29 ERA).  The Red Sox have won three of his last five starts.  The Boston bullpen ranks seventh in MLB for earned run average.

Astros Starter and Bullpen 

Counter to Price is right hander Brad Peacock (5-2, 1.05 WHIP, 3.59 ERA) for the Astros.  Houston has won four of Peacock’s last five starts.  Most important of all the Astros have the top ranked bullpen in all of baseball.  Robert Osuna has 12 saves with a 0.42 ERA and 0.42 WHIP.

Red Sox Clean Up on Road

Late on the Red Sox have been a reliable baseball odds today value on the road.  Boston has won nine of their last 11 games away from home.  Four of their last six in that situation have gone over the total.

Minute Maid Juice for Astros and Backers

Along the same lines the Astros have cranked Offshore bookmaker cash at Minute Maid Park.  Houston has won 16 out of their last 20 home games.  Four of their last six in that role have gone under the total.

Astros in Red vs. Sox at Houston

Houston has struggled at home against the Red Sox.  To illuminate the Astros have won only five of their last 13 games against Boston at Minute Maid Park.  Seven of the last nine between these teams at Houston have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation Houston has the baseball odds today matchup advantage as a complete team.  To illuminate the Astros rank third for runs scored and second for earned run average.  Houston center fielder George Springer already has 17 home runs with 42 runs batted in.

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Odds Picks

In sum Houston is in better form and rates the call.

MLB Betting Online Pick: Houston Astros

MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Astros 5, Red Sox 2

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