Fans will get to watch the Houston Astros play the Boston Red Sox on national television in select regions on Saturday afternoon. The two teams are both already in the MLB Playoffs, with one of them looking to capture the American League East division crown. A win for the home squad gives them just that, although the new york yankees are hot on their tails. Here's the latest game preview including matchup odds, Game Time, TV channel, and how to watch the Astros vs. Red Sox live streaming online.

MLB game preview

The Houston Astros come into Saturday's game on a hot streak, having won their last five games in a row.

That includes two-straight over the Red Sox, with the most recent a 3-2 win in Boston. Alex Bregman hit a home run and drove in three RBIs to help Houston grab the win, their 100th for the MLB season. So far, Houston has gone 3-2 against the Red Sox and a win today would give them the series as there's just one more game left on Sunday between them.

For the Boston Red Sox, all they need is one victory to take the AL East division. The NY Yankees will be playing at the same time today, giving the home team incentive to make sure to keep them away from the top of the division. If New York takes over, it could mean a Wild Card spot for the Sox instead. Boston has lost two-straight games, both to the Astros, and is 6-4 over their last 10 games.

On the mound today for the Astros will be Lance McCullers Jr. The right-hander has gone 7-3 this season with a 4.01 ERA and 126 strikeouts over 114 innings. For the Red Sox, Drew Pomeranz gets the start bringing a record of 16-6 with 171 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA to the mound.

Oddsmakers have this as a close game with both teams getting -105 on the moneyline.

The home team Red Sox are -1.5 run line favorites, with the over/under runs total at 9.5 runs for the complete game. Houston is 4-1 against the spread over its last five games while Boston is 2-4 ATS in their last six games.

How to watch it live

Saturday's Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox game will begin at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOX is the national telecast provider but the game will only be available in certain regions of the country. Other regions may see the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees.

For Astros vs. Red Sox live streaming, the best option is Fox Sports Go. Cable and satellite subscribers with Fox can log into the Fox Sports Go website or mobile apps for a variety of devices including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku media players.