Astros Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 1, 2022

Written By Staff on July 31, 2022

J.D. Martinez will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when the Boston Red Sox (51-52) take on the Houston Astros (67-36) on Monday at 8:00 PM ET. Houston (-178 to win) has Luis Garcia starting things off, and Boston (+151) counters Nathan Eovaldi.

The betting facts in what follows reference odds valid as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Garcia (HOU) Pitcher Eovaldi (BOS)
8 – 6 W/L 4 – 3
99.1 IP 81.1
3.71 ERA 4.32
1.067 WHIP 1.254
9.7 K/9 8.9
2.8 BB/9 1.5

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia makes the start for the Astros, his 19th of the season. He is 8-6 with a 3.71 ERA and 107 strikeouts through 99 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.71, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents have a .202 batting average against him.
  • Garcia has six quality starts this season.
  • He will face a Red Sox offense that ranks 10th in the league with 468 runs while batting .255 as a squad. It has a collective .411 slugging percentage (ninth in MLB play) and has hit a total of 100 home runs (18th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
J.D. Martinez 8 .125 1 1 5 .111 .611
Xander Bogaerts 8 .125 1 1 1 .125 .625
Alex Verdugo 6 .333 2 0 0 .500 .833
Christian Vázquez 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800
Franchy Cordero 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Arroyo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Dalbec 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Kevin Plawecki 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Red Sox Probable Starter Nathan Eovaldi

  • Eovaldi (4-3) will take to the mound for the Red Sox and make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed nine hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with an ERA of 4.32 and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .267.
  • He has started 15 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in seven of them.
  • The Astros are batting .240 this season, 17th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .425 (fifth in the league) with 146 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Eovaldi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 30 .267 8 3 3 .333 .966
Alex Bregman 16 .500 8 1 2 .556 1.431
Yuli Gurriel 14 .214 3 1 5 .312 .812
Kyle Tucker 9 .333 3 1 3 .333 1.222
Martín Maldonado 9 .444 4 0 0 .444 .888
Yordan Alvarez 8 .875 7 1 3 .900 2.525
Chas McCormick 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mauricio Dubón 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aledmys Díaz 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jeremy Pena 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros are 60-27 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 69% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -178 or shorter, Houston has a 23-13 record (winning 63.9% of its games).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Astros have an implied win probability of 64%.
  • Houston has played in 103 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 38 times (38-62-3).
  • The Astros are 53-50-0 against the spread this season.
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • This season, the Red Sox have won 20 out of the 50 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Boston has not won as an underdog of +151 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.
  • The Red Sox have a 39.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 47 of their 103 games with a total.
  • In 103 games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 54-49-0 ATS.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has accumulated 93 hits with a .418 on-base percentage and a .672 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Astros. He is batting .311 with 14 doubles, two triples, 30 home runs and 54 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Alvarez’s batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .242 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Tucker’s batting average ranks 106th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 78th, and he is 53rd in the league in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman is hitting .242 with 25 doubles, 13 home runs and 55 walks.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .273 with 19 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks.
  • Altuve enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .222 with two doubles, three walks and an RBI.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 355 .242 53 13 55 .352 .775
Kyle Tucker 343 .242 43 19 65 .328 .780
Yuli Gurriel 342 .243 36 7 28 .293 .685
Jose Altuve 326 .273 57 19 37 .362 .868
Jeremy Pena 305 .252 43 15 38 .299 .742
Yordan Alvarez 299 .311 67 30 70 .418 1.090
Martín Maldonado 237 .173 26 10 30 .239 .581
Chas McCormick 225 .231 27 10 26 .320 .733
Aledmys Díaz 212 .250 27 9 25 .306 .726
Mauricio Dubon 149 .221 22 4 19 .265 .601

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with an OBP of .392, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .459.
  • Bogaerts ranks fifth in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 47th in slugging percentage among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Alex Verdugo is batting .269 with a .376 slugging percentage and 52 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Verdugo is 50th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage and 122nd in slugging percentage.
  • Martinez is batting .289 with a .463 slugging percentage and 40 RBI this year.
  • Christian Vazquez is batting .282 with a .327 OBP and 42 RBI for Boston this season.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Verdugo 375 .269 39 6 52 .308 .684
Xander Bogaerts 364 .316 57 8 45 .392 .851
J.D. Martínez 339 .289 52 9 40 .355 .818
Christian Vázquez 294 .282 33 8 42 .327 .759
Jackie Bradley Jr. 271 .210 21 3 29 .257 .578
Bobby Dalbec 257 .202 29 10 29 .275 .633
Franchy Cordero 211 .227 31 4 25 .307 .681
Jarren Duran 139 .237 19 1 7 .289 .663
Christian Arroyo 122 .254 16 4 13 .313 .723
Rob Refsnyder 94 .309 16 4 12 .385 .885

Astros vs Red Sox Player Props

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