Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 05/16/2022 – On Monday evening, the Houston Astros will be locking horns with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. This game will be the first of a three-game series between the two teams. The Houston Astros are ruling the AL West, with a record of 23-12. The Boston Red Sox is at the bottom of the AL East, currently dominated by the Yankees, with a record of 13-21. The Red Sox will be trying to make amends for their recent loss against Texas. Expert MLB predictions are favoring the Houston Astros to emerge victorious in this game.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 05/16/2022
|When:||Monday, May 16, 7:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts|
The Houston Astros faced the Washington Nationals in their last pairing. The Astros won the series, scoring 8-0 in the finale. The Houston offense is led by Michael Brantley who has posted 32 hits so far and is batting with an average of .274. The highest number of home runs on the team has been scored by Yordan Alvarez who has bagged 11 homers so far. On Monday against the Red Sox, the Houston Astros will be posting Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA.
Players to watch: Kyle Tucker RF (GP 34, AB 118, R 12, H 30, 2B 7, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 19, TB 52, BB 20, SO 28, SB 8, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.36, SLG 0.441, OPS 0.8, WAR 1.7), Alex Bregman 3B (GP 34, AB 116, R 19, H 28, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 21, TB 52, BB 21, SO 20, SB 0, AVG 0.241, OBP 0.355, SLG 0.448, OPS 0.803, WAR 1.1).
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox played against Texas in their last matchup. In the finale of the series, the Red Sox lost pathetically with a score of 7-1. The Boston offense is led by Xander Bogaerts who has posted 44 hits and is batting with an average of .344 in this baseball season. The lead home-run getter for the team is Rafael Devers who has pocketed 6 homers so far. Against the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox will be sending Garrett Whitlock to the mound. Whitlock is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 33, AB 138, R 22, H 43, 2B 11, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 18, TB 72, BB 6, SO 25, SB 0, AVG 0.312, OBP 0.34, SLG 0.522, OPS 0.862, WAR 1.4), Xander Bogaerts SS (GP 32, AB 125, R 19, H 43, 2B 8, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 13, TB 57, BB 9, SO 30, SB 1, AVG 0.344, OBP 0.39, SLG 0.456, OPS 0.846, WAR 0.9).
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston’s last 20 games.
Astros are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games.
Houston are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against Boston.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston Red Sox
Boston are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games against Houston.
Boston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
Boston are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
This is an imbalanced pairing as the Houston Astros have been tearing it up on the field in recent games. The Astros have a terrific road record and are bound to win in this game as per MLB odds tonight.
Score Prediction: Astros 5, Red Sox 2.