How Sharps Are Betting Red Sox-Astros Game 3 of the ALCS

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50), third base coach Carlos Febles (52), and Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2)

  • The Houston Astros are a -122 favorite over the Boston Red Sox for Game 3 of the ALCS, which has a total of 8.5 runs.
  • Sharp bettors have had their say on both the moneyline and over/under. See what they're betting.

After a day off, the ALCS resumes on Tuesday night in Houston with the series tied at a game apiece.

In front of their home crowd and behind 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, the Astros are -122 favorites at Pinnacle. But that wasn’t the case fewer than 24 hours ago.

Sharp bettors have had their say on this moneyline, as well as a slight effect on the over/under since lines opened yesterday.

>> All odds as of 12 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets.

Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros

  • First Pitch: 5:09 p.m. ET on TBS
  • Sharp Angles: Red Sox +114, Under 8.5 Runs

When this game opened, the Astros were up at -135. It’s not public betting that’s bringing this line down, either, as the Red Sox have drawn only 36% of bets (see live data here).

But those bets have accounted for 46% of money wagered, indicating that bigger players — more likely to be sharps — are taking Boston.

As for the over/under, following Game 2’s 12-run output, 71% of bettors are expecting this game to see at least nine runs. However, the under has drawn two Sports Insights’ bet signals, meaning sharp money caused the market-wide total to fall.

Oddsmakers at several books did drop the over/under to 8 for a short time as a result, but have since brought it back to 8.5. With both steam moves coming at the current number, it’ll be interesting to see whether sharps hit it again before first pitch.