Astros vs Red Sox Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 2

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At Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox (52-52) play the Houston Astros (67-37), with first pitch at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros will give the start to Cristian Javier (6-6), and the Red Sox will counter with Kutter Crawford (2-3).

The sportsbooks have spoken, making the Astros (-198) a moderate moneyline favorite to defeat the Red Sox (+165) at home. The total for the Astros-Red Sox game is set at 8.

Astros vs. Red Sox Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-198)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 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
Alex Bregman Paternity List Personal

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
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
Danny Santana Minors Suspension

Last Time Out: Astros and Red Sox

Yesterday, the Red Sox claimed a 3-2 victory over the Astros, with Nathan Eovaldi (6.00 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K) registering the win for the Red Sox. Jarren Duran went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead the offensive attack. Luis Garcia (7.00 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 5 K) was handed the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have won 60 out of the 88 games, or 68.2%, in which they’ve been favored. Houston has a record of 16-10 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -198 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 66.4% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 38 of their 104 chances. The Astros have an ATS record of 53-51-0 in 104 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 87 .309 (10) .416 (1) .668 (2) 8.3% (2) 18.5% (63) 15.2% (3)
Kyle Tucker 97 .240 (106) .327 (80) .448 (56) 4.8% (23) 16.0% (41) 11.7% (22)
Jose Altuve 87 .270 (48) .358 (31) .500 (19) 5.0% (21) 14.9% (31) 10.3% (45)
Yuli Gurriel 95 .243 (104) .293 (130) .393 (104) 1.9% (115) 12.9% (16) 5.4% (131)
Trey Mancini 92 .268 (54) .347 (48) .404 (94) 2.5% (96) 21.4% (89) 8.7% (75)

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have been victorious in 21, or 41.2%, of the 51 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Boston has played as an underdog of +165 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 37.7% chance of walking away with the win. Boston’s games have gone over the total in 47 of their 104 opportunities. The Red Sox are 55-49-0 against the spread in their 104 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 100 .312 (6) .388 (8) .454 (51) 1.9% (115) 20.7% (84) 9.8% (56)
Alex Verdugo 97 .269 (49) .308 (112) .375 (120) 1.5% (131) 10.6% (5) 5.4% (131)
J.D. Martínez 91 .289 (31) .354 (35) .461 (43) 2.3% (100) 23.2% (103) 8.3% (80)
Tommy Pham 96 .238 (113) .321 (90) .374 (123) 2.8% (84) 25.9% (127) 10.9% (36)
Jackie Bradley Jr. 91 .210 (-) .257 (-) .321 (-) 1.0% (-) 20.1% (-) 5.9% (-)

Astros vs. Red Sox Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Astros to emerge victorious (-198 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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