Astros vs Red Sox Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 1

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A series opener between the Houston Astros (67-36) and Boston Red Sox (51-52) is scheduled for Monday at 8:00 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park. The Astros will give the start to Luis Garcia (8-6), and the Red Sox will turn to Nathan Eovaldi (4-3).

The Astros are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-194) at home over the Red Sox (+163). The game’s total is 7.5.

Astros vs. Red Sox Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-194)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -116, Under: -104)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Red Sox

  • Game Day: Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Castro 10 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Lance McCullers Jr. 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Rafael Devers 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Trevor Story 10 Day Injury List Hand
Matt Strahm 15 Day Injury List Wrist
Rich Hill 15 Day Injury List Knee
Chris Sale 15 Day Injury List Finger
Michael Wacha 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tyler Danish 15 Day Injury List Elbow
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Matt Barnes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kiké Hernández 60 Day Injury List Hip Flexor
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Rob Refsnyder Day-to-day Knee

Last Time Out: Astros and Red Sox

The Astros won their most recent contest versus the Mariners by a 3-2 score yesterday, with Hector Neris picking up the win pitching throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out two. Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 to lead them offensively.

The Red Sox earned a 7-2 victory over the Brewers yesterday. Christian Arroyo (2-for-2 with a double) led the way offensively, while Josh Winckowski got the win on the mound after going five innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out one.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have won 60 out of the 87 games, or 69%, in which they’ve been favored. Houston is 16-11 this season when entering a game favored by -194 or more on the moneyline. The Astros have a 66% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 38 of their 103 games with a total. The Astros have an ATS record of 53-50-0 in 103 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 86 .311 (7) .418 (1) .672 (1) 8.4% (2) 18.4% (62) 15.0% (3)
Kyle Tucker 96 .242 (106) .328 (78) .452 (53) 4.9% (23) 16.2% (43) 11.5% (24)
Alex Bregman 99 .242 (106) .352 (40) .423 (73) 3.1% (70) 13.1% (17) 13.1% (9)
Jose Altuve 86 .273 (47) .362 (23) .506 (16) 5.1% (21) 15.0% (31) 10.5% (45)
Yuli Gurriel 94 .243 (103) .293 (133) .392 (107) 1.9% (115) 12.8% (13) 5.4% (133)

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have been victorious in 20, or 40%, of the 50 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Boston has been listed as an underdog of +163 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 38% chance of pulling out a win. Boston’s games have gone over the total in 47 of their 103 opportunities. The Red Sox are 54-49-0 against the spread in their 103 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Xander Bogaerts 99 .316 (5) .392 (7) .459 (47) 1.9% (115) 20.4% (81) 9.9% (53)
Alex Verdugo 96 .269 (50) .308 (113) .376 (122) 1.5% (132) 10.2% (5) 5.5% (132)
J.D. Martínez 90 .289 (30) .355 (34) .463 (42) 2.4% (99) 23.2% (103) 8.4% (79)
Christian Vázquez 84 .282 (36) .327 (81) .432 (67) 2.5% (96) 16.0% (39) 5.7% (128)
Jackie Bradley Jr. 90 .210 (-) .257 (-) .321 (-) 1.0% (-) 20.1% (-) 5.9% (-)

Astros vs. Red Sox Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Astros to earn the win (-194 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (7.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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