Astros vs. Red Sox Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox 9/8/18, Prediction & Odds

The Houston Astros rallied late to double up the host Boston Red Sox last night in the series opener. Will Houston prevail again today to extend its winning streak to seven games?

Game Snapshot

915 Houston Astros at 916 Boston Red Sox

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Fenway Park at 4:05PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Red Sox are a -110 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Astros are a +100 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Saturday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Houston. check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Astros beat up on Red Sox bullpen

Houston trailed 2-0 through six innings Friday night at Boston, but scored three runs in the seventh and another three in the eighth to secure a 6-3 win. George Springer went 2-for-5 with a run scored to help pace the offense. Alex Bregman finished 2-for-3 with his 48th double of the season, a walk and two runs. Tyler White went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Yuli Gurriel completed the contest 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Tony Kemp was 1-for-1 with a two-run double as a pinch hitter. Ryan Pressly picked up the win in relief as he gave up one hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning. Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 14th save of the season.

Bogaerts homers in defeat

Mookie Betts helped lead the way for Boston in its loss Friday night by going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run. J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run in four at-bats. Joe Kelly gave up three earned runs on four hits with one strikeout in an inning of work to get saddled with the loss in relief.

Charlie Morton (13-3, 3.14 ERA) gets the ball for the Astros today after stint on the DL, while Eduardo Rodriguez (12-3, 3.34) will go for the Red Sox.

MLB Betting Trends


The Astros are 44-17 in their last 61 road games. Houston is 9-4 in its last 13 Saturday games.


The Red Sox are 22-6 in their last 28 Saturday games. Boston is 41-16 in its last 57 games overall.


Morton has seen his ERA rise slowly as the year has gone on, but perhaps some rest with the stay on the DL will do him some good. At his best, he can humble the best lineups and he'll face quite a challenge in the Red Sox today. Rodriguez has found consistency this season, but faces a lineup that hits lefties hard. I'm going to say Morton and Rodriguez both hit some stumbling blocks. Take the over.




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