Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 2


By Claudio Fortuna | August 2, 2022 12:35 PM

The Boston Red Sox visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, taking the field at 8:10pm ET on Tuesday August 2nd, 8:10pm ET. The Boston Red Sox are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

Houston and Boston Betting Info

  • Five of the Red Sox’s last six road games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Astros have won each of their last 12 home games against American League opponents following a loss.

Boston Red Sox Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .254
Team OBP .315
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 4.29
Team WHIP 1.31
Starters ERA 4.32
Starters WHIP 1.31

Key Players for Boston

  • Tanner Houck: 3.24 ERA, 8.64 K/9, 1.22 WHIP
  • Richard Hill: 4.20 ERA, 7.39 K/9, 1.29 WHIP
  • Kaleb Ort: 10.61 ERA, 9.64 K/9, 2.25 WHIP
  • Franchy Cordero: .219 Batting Avg, .298 OBP, .363 SLG, .661 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Julio Martinez: .288 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .459 SLG, .812 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Xander Bogaerts: .313 Batting Avg, .388 OBP, .454 SLG, .842 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Kevin Plawecki: .175 Batting Avg, .270 OBP, .247 SLG, .517 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Robert Dalbec: .205 Batting Avg, .279 OBP, .363 SLG, .642 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Alex Verdugo: .269 Batting Avg, .308 OBP, .375 SLG, .683 OPS, 39 Runs
  • Jackie Bradley Jr.: .210 Batting Avg, .257 OBP, .321 SLG, .578 OPS, 21 Runs
  • Jarren Duran: .245 Batting Avg, .294 OBP, .406 SLG, .700 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Christian Arroyo: .254 Batting Avg, .312 OBP, .405 SLG, .717 OPS, 16 Runs

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .239
Team OBP .317
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 3.04
Team WHIP 1.10
Starters ERA 3.18
Starters WHIP 1.08

Key Players for Houston

  • Luis Garcia: 3.81 ERA, 9.48 K/9, 1.07 WHIP
  • Bryan Abreu: 2.70 ERA, 13.01 K/9, 1.31 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .175 Batting Avg, .240 OBP, .342 SLG, .582 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .308 Batting Avg, .415 OBP, .666 SLG, 1.081 OPS, 67 Runs
  • Yulieski Gurriel: .243 Batting Avg, .293 OBP, .393 SLG, .686 OPS, 37 Runs
  • Chas McCormick: .228 Batting Avg, .319 OBP, .408 SLG, .727 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .249 Batting Avg, .296 OBP, .437 SLG, .733 OPS, 43 Runs
  • Jacob Meyers: .220 Batting Avg, .269 OBP, .330 SLG, .599 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .270 Batting Avg, .358 OBP, .500 SLG, .858 OPS, 58 Runs
  • Aledmys Díaz: .255 Batting Avg, .309 OBP, .426 SLG, .735 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .240 Batting Avg, .327 OBP, .448 SLG, .775 OPS, 43 Runs

The Astros and Red Sox have met four times this season, with the Astros winning once and the Red Sox winning three times. Their most recent matchup on August 1, 2022 ended 3-2 with the Boston Red Sox taking the win.

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