Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The third installment in a four-game set Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros meet for the second installment in a four-game series at the Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.  The Red Sox dropped the opener on Monday by nine runs.  Boston won three of its last five games after sweeping the Miami Marlins and splitting its series versus the Atlanta Braves.  The Red Sox are now in second place at the American League East standings at 32-21 trailing the division leader Tampa Bay Rays by two full games.

The Boston Red Sox hopes to bounce back with a win on Tuesday.  As a team, Boston is ranked 1st in OPS at .765 and ranked 2nd in batting with a team average of .259.  Left fielder J.D. Martines leads the Red Sox with a batting average of .323, an on-base percentage of .396, and team-high 62 hits.  Third baseman Rafael Devers leads the team with a team-high 14 home runs and 43 RBIs.  Garret Richards will be sent to the mound to start for Boston on Tuesday.  The right-hander is  4-3 with an ERA of 3.83.  Through 54.0 innings of work so far, Richards has 55 hits, 23 earned runs, allowed four home runs, 26 walks, and 47 strikeouts.  

  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games against Houston.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.

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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Predictions 6/2/2021

The Houston Astros hope to keep their momentum going for the upcoming game on Tuesday.  The Astros have won three of its last five games after winning just one out of three games against the Padres and splitting the doubleheader against the Dodgers. The Astros also sit second-place at the American League West standings at 29-24 trailing the division leader Oakland Athletics with half a game.

Houston is ranked 1st in batting .267 and ranked 3nd in OPS at  .761.  Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with a batting average of .310.  First baseman Yuli Gurriel leads with a team-high 55 hits and 38 RBIs. Left fielder Kyle Tucker leads the team with a team-high 13 home runs while third baseman Alex Bregman leads with .393 OBP.  Luis Garcia will get the ball to start for Houston on Tuesday.  The right-hander is  3-3 with an ERA of 2.93.  Through 46.0 innings of work this season, Garcia has 31 hits, 15 earned runs, allowed eight home runs, 16 walks, and 54 strikeouts.  

  • Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of  Houston’s last 8 games against Boston.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Boston Red Sox.  We are definitely going to have a nice matchup here. Garcia is one of the best starters for the Astros this year with a 2.93 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.  In his last 16.0 innings, Garcia has just given up three earned runs.  Richards though is on a roll.  In his last six starts, Richards has a 4-1 record with 2.65 ERA although walking four in each of his last two starts.  Taking the game on the road is the Boston Red Sox.  Final Score Prediction is 6-2.  

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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston

Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2021

TV: ATT SportsNet

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -123

MLB Totals: 9.0

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