Astros vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Boston Red Sox have a three-game winning streak as they enter a home series against the Houston Astros, who are also coming in hot with a five-game win streak? Will Boston be able to record the victory in tonight's series opener?
Friday, September 7, 2018
Fenway Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Astros are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Sox are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 58 percent of public bets are coming in on host Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Astros sweep Twins at home
Houston won its series finale Wednesday over visiting Minnesota by a decisive 9-1 score. George Springer helped pace the offense by going 3-for-5 with a double and three runs. Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs and an RBI. Alex Bregman was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks and five RBIs. Yuli Gurriel finished 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Brian McCann walked twice in three plate appearances and scored a run. Evan Gattis hit a 2-run homer in four at-bats. Framber Valdez picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking three.
Red Sox edge host Braves
Boston finished off its three-game sweep at Atlanta Wednesday afternoon with a 9-8 victory. Blake Swihart finished 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs in the win. Andrew Benintendi was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Brandon Phillips was 1-for-3 in his first start with the Red Sox as he hit a 2-run go-ahead home run to complete a big comeback, walked twice and scored three runs. Ian Kinsler was 1-for-2 with two RBIs off the bench. Christian Vazquez finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Brandon Workman earned the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with a strikeout in one inning of relief. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 38th save as he struck out two and walked one in a scoreless inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 43-17 in their last 60 road games. The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Boston.
The Red Sox are 41-15 in their last 56 games overall. Boston is 38-14 in its last 52 home games.
This is a power matchup and while Houston is sending out the better pitcher, it isn't by a whole lot as Price can more than hold his own. Factor in Boston being so dominant at home and with a loaded offense, I'm going to jump on the rare opportunity to take it as an underdog.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX +105