Astros Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 2, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 4, 2022

J.D. Martinez is only one hit away from his 100th of the campaign as his Boston Red Sox (52-52) face the Houston Astros (67-37) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. Houston’s (-212 to win) Cristian Javier and Boston’s (+178) Kutter Crawford will be the starting pitchers.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of August 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Astros vs Red Sox Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 88 times this season and won 60, or 68.2%, of those games.
  • Houston has a record of 14-9, a 60.9% win rate, when favored by -212 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Astros have a 67.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 38 of their 104 opportunities.
  • The Astros are 53-51-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.5
HR 12
ERA 3.58
K/9 9.10

Red Sox Betting 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.
  • Boston has played as an underdog of +178 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The Red Sox have an implied victory probability of 36% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season 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.

Red Sox Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.6
HR 6
ERA 4.20
K/9 7.40

Red Sox Probable Pitcher – Kutter Crawford

  • Crawford (2-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Red Sox, his seventh of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians, when he went five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • Crawford is seeking his sixth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 3.1 frames per start.
  • The Red Sox are 3-2 in Crawford’s five starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Crawford’s team has put together a 3-3 record over his six starts.
  • Crawford has had six starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and three of those matchups finished over the total.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Red Sox Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Ryan Brasier 41 38.1 9.6 12.7 1.4 5.63
John Schreiber 39 40.2 10.2 6.4 0.6 1.55
Hirokazu Sawamura 39 41.0 6.6 8.7 0.8 3.51
Austin Davis 36 43.1 10.4 10.0 1.3 4.15
Tanner Houck 27 58.0 8.7 8.2 0.5 3.26

Astros Probable Pitcher – Cristian Javier

  • When Javier starts, his team is 4-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five innings against the Oakland Athletics, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • Javier has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • Javier’s team is 7-6 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • In games Javier has started, his team is 8-7.
  • In games Javier has started this season, the teams are 5-9-1 at hitting the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Héctor Neris 45 42.0 45 3.64 18 1
Phil Maton 44 42.2 44 3.37 10 0
Rafael Montero 44 43.0 46 1.67 16 7
Ryne Stanek 39 36.1 40 1.24 10 1
Ryan Pressly 33 32.0 38 3.09 0 21

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros are 35-5 this season in games when they hit two or more long balls.
  • The Astros have gone 23-4 in the 27 games this season when they have put up at least five extra-base hits.
  • The club is 38-14 in the games this season it has collected eight or more hits.
  • The Astros have a 39-3 record in games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Astros have drawn at least five walks in 30 games this season, and are 24-6 in those contests.

Red Sox Hitting Trends

  • They have won 20 of the 28 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • They have gone 18-3 this season when collecting five or more extra-base hits as a team.
  • They have won 39 of the 62 games in which they’ve collected eight or more hits this season.
  • They have a 36-13 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • In 17 games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 13-4

Astros vs. Red Sox Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Red Sox (+178)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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