Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 3


By Claudio Fortuna | August 3, 2022 12:02 PM

The Boston Red Sox visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, taking the field at 2:10pm ET on Wednesday August 3rd, 2:10pm ET. The Boston Red Sox are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 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

  • The underdogs have won each of the last four games between the Red Sox and Astros.
  • Nine of the Astros’ last 10 day games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Boston Red Sox Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .254
Team OBP .314
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 4.25
Team WHIP 1.31
Starters ERA 4.28
Starters WHIP 1.31

Key Players for Boston

  • Tanner Houck: 3.15 ERA, 8.40 K/9, 1.18 WHIP
  • Brayan Bello: 8.82 ERA, 7.16 K/9, 2.27 WHIP
  • Joshua Winckowski: 5.00 ERA, 5.60 K/9, 1.51 WHIP
  • Julio Martinez: .284 Batting Avg, .350 OBP, .454 SLG, .804 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Xander Bogaerts: .313 Batting Avg, .388 OBP, .454 SLG, .842 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Kevin Plawecki: .170 Batting Avg, .263 OBP, .240 SLG, .503 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Rafael Devers: .326 Batting Avg, .380 OBP, .612 SLG, .992 OPS, 63 Runs
  • Alex Verdugo: .266 Batting Avg, .305 OBP, .371 SLG, .676 OPS, 39 Runs
  • Thomas Pham: .250 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .250 SLG, .500 OPS, 1 Run
  • Jarren Duran: .238 Batting Avg, .287 OBP, .395 SLG, .682 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Christian Arroyo: .256 Batting Avg, .312 OBP, .403 SLG, .715 OPS, 16 Runs

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .240
Team OBP .317
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 3.03
Team WHIP 1.09
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: 2.63 ERA, 13.14 K/9, 1.30 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .173 Batting Avg, .238 OBP, .337 SLG, .575 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .307 Batting Avg, .413 OBP, .663 SLG, 1.076 OPS, 67 Runs
  • Joseph Mancini: .000 Batting Avg, .000 OBP, .000 SLG, .000 OPS, 0 Runs
  • Chas McCormick: .228 Batting Avg, .319 OBP, .408 SLG, .727 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .252 Batting Avg, .298 OBP, .438 SLG, .736 OPS, 43 Runs
  • Jacob Meyers: .214 Batting Avg, .261 OBP, .320 SLG, .581 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .272 Batting Avg, .359 OBP, .501 SLG, .860 OPS, 59 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .238 Batting Avg, .327 OBP, .444 SLG, .771 OPS, 43 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .243 Batting Avg, .351 OBP, .422 SLG, .773 OPS, 53 Runs

In the last 5 matchups between the Astros and Red Sox, the Astros won once and the Red Sox won four times. Their most recent matchup on August 2, 2022 ended 2-1 with the Boston Red Sox taking the win.

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