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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 6/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 6/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The opener of a three-game set will take action at the Fenway Park in Boston between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox on Friday night.  The Astros are coming into this series with a win in the final game of a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays at 6-3.  The first two games were split, therefore the Astors took the series.  Houston still trails Oakland Athletics for the lead at the American League West standings with one game behind at 33-26.

In Houston’s last matchup against the Red Sox, they won three out of four games.  Houston has been unstoppable at the plate, ranking 1st in batting at .268, tied for 1st in runs scored at 313, and ranked 2nd in on-base percentage at .339. The Astros’ team ERA is 3.79, 11th in the league, and they allow the opponents to bat at an average of .222, 9th in the league.  1B Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with a batting average of .325, 41 RBIs, .397 OBP, and a team-high 64 hits.  Left fielder Kyle Tucker leads the team with a team-high 11 home runs.  For Tuesday’s opening game, Houston will send Framber Valdez to the mound.  The left-hand pitcher is 1-0 with an ERA of 1.64 and 14 strikeouts this season.  In his first career against the Red Sox, Valdez is 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games against Boston.
  • Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston.

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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 6/8/2021

The Boston Red Sox are coming into this series with a 5 game winning streak after defeating the Miami Marlins 5-3 in their last outing and sweeping the New York Yankees in a three-game set.  The Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 games.  Boston is in second-place at the AL East standings at 37-23, trailing the division leader Tampa Bay Rays by half a game.

The Red Sox’s offense has been solid with a team batting average of .258 which is 2nd in the majors.  The team’s 299 runs is 4th and OBP of .317 is 9th in MLB.  Boston’s team ERA is 12th at 3.81 but they allow their opponents to bat at an average of .249 which is 24th in MLB.  SS Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with a .321 batting average and a team-high 69 hits.  3B Rafael Devers leads with a team-high 15 homers and 48 RBIs.  LF J.D. Martinez leads with a .389 on-base percentage.  The Red Sox are sending Martin Perez to the mound for Tuesday’s opener.  The right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 52 strikeouts this year.  In his career against the Astros, Perez is 8-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 58 strikeouts.

  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 11 games against Houston.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Boston Red Sox.  Houston has the rest advantage and won against Boston in three of four games in their last meeting at home.  The Astros may even have the starting pitcher advantage.  However, they’re playing at Boston’s home turf this time.  Boston is coming off a five-game winning streak and has been solid at the plate.  Taking the game at home is the Boston Red Sox.  Final Score Prediction is 6-3.  

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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 6/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

Date: Tuesday, June 08, 2021


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -115

MLB Totals: 9.5

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