Astros vs Red Sox Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 3

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At Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox (three consecutive victories) meet the Houston Astros at 2:10 PM ET. The Astros will give the start to Jose Urquidy (9-4), and the Red Sox will turn to Brayan Bello (0-3).

The Astros (-219) are moneyline favorites at home over the Red Sox (+180). The total for the Astros-Red Sox game is 8.5.

Astros vs. Red Sox Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-219)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -117, Under: -104)

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Michael Brantley 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
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
Rob Refsnyder 10 Day Injury List Knee
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
Danny Santana Minors Suspension

Last Time Out: Astros and Red Sox

Yesterday, the Red Sox claimed a 2-1 victory over the Astros, with Kutter Crawford (6.00 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 6 K) earning the win for the Red Sox. Rafael Devers finished 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Cristian Javier (6.00 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 7 K) took the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 89 times and won 60, or 67.4%, of those games. Houston is 13-8 this season when entering a game favored by -219 or more on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 68.7% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 38 of their 105 chances. The Astros are 53-52-0 ATS in their 105 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 88 .308 (10) .414 (1) .666 (2) 8.2% (2) 18.8% (67) 15.0% (3)
Kyle Tucker 98 .238 (113) .327 (80) .444 (58) 4.8% (24) 16.3% (45) 11.8% (22)
Alex Bregman 101 .243 (106) .353 (36) .422 (79) 3.1% (68) 13.2% (17) 13.2% (9)
Jose Altuve 88 .272 (46) .359 (28) .501 (17) 5.0% (21) 14.9% (29) 10.2% (46)
Yuli Gurriel 96 .246 (97) .295 (129) .394 (103) 1.9% (116) 12.8% (15) 5.3% (134)

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have won in 22, or 42.3%, of the 52 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Boston has played as an underdog of +180 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 35.7% chance of walking away with the win. Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 47 of their 105 opportunities. The Red Sox are 56-49-0 against the spread in their 105 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 88 .326 (4) .380 (14) .612 (3) 6.0% (10) 18.2% (61) 6.8% (103)
Xander Bogaerts 100 .312 (6) .388 (8) .454 (51) 1.9% (116) 20.7% (83) 9.8% (53)
Alex Verdugo 98 .266 (55) .305 (115) .371 (126) 1.5% (131) 11.0% (6) 5.4% (132)
J.D. Martínez 92 .285 (33) .351 (42) .455 (50) 2.3% (101) 23.7% (107) 8.2% (81)
Eric Hosmer 90 .269 (51) .333 (68) .388 (112) 2.2% (104) 14.9% (29) 8.9% (70)

Astros vs. Red Sox Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Astros to emerge victorious (-219 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8.5 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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