Astros vs. Red Sox Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 8/2/2022

by | Aug 2, 2022

The Boston Red Sox (52-52) are +187 underdogs for their matchup with the Houston Astros (67-37) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. J.D. Martinez has 99 hits on the season and will hope to hit his milestone 100th once the game begins at Minute Maid Park. Cristian Javier will get the ball for Houston while Boston counter with Kutter Crawford.

Astros vs. Red Sox Spread and Betting Line

Astros vs Red Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -225 +187 8 -105 -115 -1.5 -110 -110

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Red Sox

We have the Red Sox on the moneyline at +187 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

Our computer pick: Boston Red Sox (+187) and Over (8)

Astros vs. Red Sox Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Cristian Javier
  • Boston Red Sox probable starting pitcher: Kutter Crawford
  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchup

Javier Crawford
15 GS 6
6-6 W-L 2-3
3.26 ERA 4.15
88.1 IP 47.2
35 BB 16
121 SO 50

Astros Starter Cristian Javier

  • Javier (6-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Astros, his 16th of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander went 5 2/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics, allowing three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.26, with 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in 19 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .186 batting average against him.
  • Javier is trying to secure his fifth quality start of the season in this game.
  • Javier will try to pitch five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 4.2 frames per outing.
  • He will face off against a Red Sox offense that ranks third in MLB with 912 total hits (on a .255 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .410 (ninth in MLB) with 101 total home runs (18th in MLB).

Red Sox Starter Kutter Crawford

  • Crawford (2-3) will take to the mound for the Red Sox and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.15, a 3.125 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.217 in 15 games this season.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in two of them.
  • Crawford has five starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Astros rank 12th in MLB with 463 runs scored this season. They have a .239 batting average this campaign with 146 home runs (third in the league).

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Astros have been favorites in 88 games this season and won 60 (68.2%) of those contests.
  • Houston has a record of 13-5, a 72.2% win rate, when favored by -225 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 69.2% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 38 of their 105 games with a total this season.
  • The Astros are 54-51-0 against the spread in their 105 chances this season.

Red Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Red Sox have been victorious in 21, or 41.2%, of the 51 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Boston this season with a +187 moneyline set for this game.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 34.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Boston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 46 of 104 chances this season.
  • The Red Sox have an against the spread record of 54-50-0 in 104 games with a line this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 30 home runs and 71 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-best batting average of .308.
  • Of all hitters in MLB, Alvarez’s home run total ranks him third, and his RBI tally ranks him seventh.
  • Kyle Tucker has 14 doubles, 19 home runs and 46 walks while batting .240.
  • Tucker is 26th in homers in the majors, and 13th in RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has 19 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks while batting .270.
  • Yuli Gurriel is hitting .243 with 31 doubles, seven home runs and 20 walks.
  • Gurriel brings a six-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last 10 outings he is batting .306 with six doubles, a walk and two RBI.
Yordan Alvarez 87 .308 .415 .666 30 71 93
Kyle Tucker 97 .240 .327 .445 19 65 83
Jose Altuve 87 .270 .358 .500 19 37 89
Yuli Gurriel 95 .243 .293 .393 7 28 84
Jeremy Pena 82 .249 .296 .437 15 38 77

Red Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Xander Bogaerts is hitting .312 with 28 doubles, eight home runs and 41 walks.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Bogaerts ranks 147th in homers and 76th in RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo has 22 doubles, six home runs and 22 walks while batting .269.
  • Verdugo is 192nd in home runs and 41st in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Martinez is hitting .288 with 32 doubles, nine home runs and 32 walks.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting .210 with 19 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 17 walks.
Xander Bogaerts 100 .312 .388 .454 8 45 115
Alex Verdugo 97 .269 .308 .375 6 52 102
J.D. Martínez 88 .288 .353 .459 9 40 99
Jackie Bradley Jr. 91 .210 .257 .321 3 29 57
Bobby Dalbec 94 .205 .279 .363 10 29 53

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