Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5-16-22

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros (23-12) will slug it out against the Boston Red Sox(13-21) in the opening of the AL Inter-Division at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET. Houston defeated the Washington Nationals in a three-game battle after an 8-0 shutout win over the Nats on Sunday.

 

The Astros accumulated a total of 20 runs in winning that series. Houston took the lead at 23-12 in the American League West Division with a .657 team percentage after collecting 151 runs while allowing 111 for a +40 run difference this season.

 

Catcher Martin Maldonado led Houston in its 8-0 shutout triumph over Washington with two runs scored on two hits and 2 RBIs while Justin Verlander pitched for 5.0 innings with 2 hits and 3 bases on balls conceded but struck out 5 batters of the Nationals.

 

The Astros’ pitching staff holds a team ERA record of 3.00 on the season ranked 3rd in pro baseball and they managed to fan out a total of 274 batters. Their staff also granted 94 walks, earned them a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and acquired a team WHIP of 1.12 this season.

 

Houston will give the ball to right-hander Jake Odorizzi to start the opening game versus Boston on Monday night. The righty thrower is 3-2 with 3.38 ERA, a WHIP of 1.24, and 17 strikeouts but gave up 22 hits, one home run, and awarded 11 walks over 26.2 innings pitched in his career starts in MLB this year.

 

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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 5/16/2022

 

The Boston Red Sox will be facing Houston in a three-game battle on Monday after winning a series over Texas. Though the Red Sox lost game 3 at 1-7 on Sunday, they ended up victorious with a 2-1 overall standing.

 

Boston stayed in 5th place at 13-21 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .382 and 12 games behind first-place after tallying 126 runs but surrendered 138 for a run difference of -12 over the course of the campaign.

 

CF Enrique Hernandez earned the solo run scored for the Red Sox while 3B Rafael Devers made 3 hits with an RBI in the loss. The pitching staff yielded a total of 6 hits, 7 earned runs, and 3 free bases while striking out 6 batters of the Rangers.

 

Boston relinquished 34 long balls and granted 4.01 runs per 9 innings ranked 11 in the majors this year. The staff allowed a total of 242 hits ranked 4th in the league while their team’s WHIP sits at 1.183 with a FIP of 3.89 as a unit. They gave up a total of 131 runs and conceded 119 earned runs that earned them a team ERA of 3.64.

 

The Red Sox will appoint right-hander Garrett Whitlock to start the opener against the Astros on Monday. The right-handed starter marked a 1-1 record with 2.19 ERA, 34 strikeouts, and a WHIP at 0.93 while yielding 15 hits, 3 home runs, and 8 BBs through 24.2 innings pitched in his career starts in MLB this season.      

 

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston +100. The Astros will dominate this game on the road after winning four of their last five road matches and 16 of the last 21 overall.

 

Houston will be sending a solid starter in Jake Odorizzi who allowed just one run on six hits through 17-2/3 innings in leading his team to three wins. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win at 5-2.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA

 

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022

 

TV: MLBN, NESN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros +100           

           

MLB Totals: 8.5  

 

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