Astros Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

Yordan Alvarez leads the Houston Astros (67-38) into a matchup with Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox (53-52) on Wednesday at 2:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. Alvarez is batting .308, the 10th-best batting average in the league, for the Astros, and Devers is fourth at .326 for the Red Sox. Jose Urquidy starts for Houston (-195 to win), and Rich Hill is Boston’s (+162) choice to start.

The insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of August 3, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET.

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Astros vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Urquidy (HOU) Pitcher Hill (BOS)
9 – 4 W/L 4 – 4
107.1 IP 70.2
3.86 ERA 4.33
1.211 WHIP 1.302
6.7 K/9 7.4
2 BB/9 2.9

Astros Probable Starter José Urquidy

  • Urquidy (9-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings pitched) aims for his 10th victory when he gets the start for the Astros, his 20th of the season.
  • The righty’s most recent time out was on Friday against the Seattle Mariners, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • In 19 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 3.86 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .251 to opposing batters.
  • Urquidy is looking to secure his ninth quality start in a row in this game.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has a collective .254 batting average, and is fourth in the league with 917 total hits and 11th in MLB action with 473 runs scored. It has the 10th-ranked slugging percentage (.409) and ranks 18th in home runs (102) in all of MLB.
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old ranks 43rd in ERA (3.86), 40th in WHIP (1.211), and 57th in K/9 (6.7).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Urquidy

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Xander Bogaerts 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Rafael Devers 7 .429 3 1 1 .429 1.429
Alex Verdugo 6 .500 3 0 1 .571 1.238
J.D. Martinez 6 .500 3 1 2 .571 1.738
Kevin Plawecki 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tommy Pham 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.500
Christian Arroyo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Probable Starter Rich Hill

  • The Red Sox will send Hill (4-4) to the mound for his 16th start this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, July 1, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs, giving up three earned runs.
  • The 42-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with an ERA of 4.33 and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .254.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in 15 starts this season.
  • The Astros rank 18th in MLB with a .240 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.422) and 146 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 1:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Hill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have put together a 60-29 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 67.4% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -195 or shorter, Houston has a 16-12 record (winning 57.1% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Astros have an implied win probability of 66.1%.
  • Houston has played in 105 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 38 times (38-64-3).
  • The Astros have a 53-52-0 record against the spread this season (covering 50.5% of the time).
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have entered the game as underdogs 52 times this season and won 22, or 42.3%, of those games.
  • Boston has a record of 1-3 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +162 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 38.2% chance of a victory for the Red Sox.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 47 of their 105 chances.
  • The Red Sox are 56-49-0 ATS in their 105 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Alvarez has accumulated an on-base percentage of .414 and has 94 hits, both team-high numbers for the Astros, while batting .308 with 15 doubles, two triples, 30 home runs and 55 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Alvarez ranks 10th in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .238 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Tucker currently ranks 113th in batting average, 80th in on base percentage, and 58th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Alex Bregman is hitting .243 with 25 doubles, 13 home runs and 56 walks.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .272 with 20 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 358 .243 53 13 55 .353 .775
Trey Mancini 355 .268 39 10 41 .346 .749
Yuli Gurriel 350 .246 37 7 29 .295 .689
Kyle Tucker 349 .238 43 19 65 .327 .771
Jose Altuve 335 .272 59 19 37 .359 .860
Jeremy Pena 313 .252 43 15 38 .298 .736
Yordan Alvarez 305 .308 67 30 71 .414 1.080
Christian Vázquez 295 .281 33 8 42 .326 .757
Martín Maldonado 243 .173 26 10 30 .238 .575
Chas McCormick 228 .228 27 10 26 .319 .727

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Devers leads Boston with 115 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .612.
  • Among all qualified batters, Devers ranks fourth in batting average, his on-base percentage is 14th, and he is third in slugging percentage.
  • Xander Bogaerts has a slash line of .312/.388/.454 this season and a team-best OPS of .842.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Bogaerts’ batting average places him sixth, his on-base percentage is eighth, and he is 51st in slugging.
  • Alex Verdugo has collected 102 base hits, an OBP of .305 and a slugging percentage of .371 this season.
  • J.D. Martinez has been key for Boston with 99 hits, an OBP of .351 plus a slugging percentage of .455.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Verdugo 383 .266 39 6 52 .305 .676
Xander Bogaerts 368 .312 57 8 45 .388 .842
Rafael Devers 353 .326 63 23 57 .380 .992
J.D. Martínez 347 .285 52 9 40 .351 .806
Tommy Pham 344 .238 58 11 39 .321 .693
Eric Hosmer 335 .269 32 8 40 .333 .721
Jackie Bradley Jr. 271 .210 21 3 29 .257 .578
Bobby Dalbec 261 .207 31 10 29 .283 .647
Reese McGuire 151 .225 12 0 10 .261 .546
Jarren Duran 147 .238 20 2 10 .287 .682

Astros vs Red Sox Player Props

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