Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5-17-22

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros are gearing up to take on the Boston Red Sox in the second installment of their three-game interleague series this Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

Before coming into this game, Houston concluded a set against the Washington Nationals, grabbing a couple of wins out of three. 

 

In their first game against the Boston Red Sox, the Astros lost by a difference of three points that dropped their record this season to 23-13.  Houston currently ranks first in the AL West Division.

 

Leading the team was designated hitter Michael Brantley, who hammered a total of 34 hits on a batting average of .281.  Left fielder Yordan Alvarez posted a team-high on-base percentage of .356 and swung out 11 home runs for the Astros, while third baseman Alex Bregman drove in 22 runs. 

 

As a team, Houston allowed 151 runs over 266 hits on a .229 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .309.  Moreover, the team allowed 282 strikeouts, with a 2.91 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.12.

 

In this Tuesday’s matchup, Jose Urquidy will have the start for the Astros.  Urquidy threw for 28.2 innings and bears an ERA of 4.40, along with a 2-1 mark.

 

  •   The total went UNDER in 14 of the Houston Astros’ 20 of their previous matches
  •   Houston is at 12-2 SU in 14 of their previous matches
  •   The Astros are at 13-7 SU in 20 of their previous games played versus the Boston Red Sox

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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Predictions 5/17/2022

 

On the side of the Boston Red Sox, the team welcomed the Astros to their home stadium last Monday after completing a set against the Texas Rangers.  The team managed to collect wins in the first two games but gave up the last by six points difference. 

 

Recently, the Red Sox were able to beat their visitor in game 1 by 6-3.  The win improved their record to 14-21 which ranked fourth in the American League East Division.

 

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts took the reins for Boston, batting at an average of .346, along with an OBP of .403.  Meanwhile, Rafael Devers led in hits with 47 delivered in total.  The third baseman also contributed 19 runs batted in and wielded six home runs.

 

Overall, Boston garnered 126 runs over 271 hits on a batting average of .235 and a .290 OBP.  Furthermore, the Red Sox allowed 299 strikeouts on an ERA of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.18. 

 

For this upcoming event, Nathan Eovaldi will be pitching for the team.  The right-hander threw for 40.0 innings on a 3.15 ERA and bears a 1-1 mark.

 

  •   The Boston Red Sox are at 4-2 SU in six of their previous matches
  •   The total went OVER in seven of the Boston’s nine previous games versus the Houston Astros
  •   The Red Sox are at 1-5 SU in six of their previous home games

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox.  The MLB pick is the Houston Astros at -220.  Houston swept nine of 13 of their previous games against the Red Sox. 

 

The Astros are also performing well on the plate lately, grabbing five victories of six road matches.  On the other hand, Boston is a struggling team, blowing off five of their home matches.  Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi has been underwhelming in his last two starts. 

 

The slugger allowed six combined runs over 12 hits through 12 1/3 innings, which resulted in losses to the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Sox. Final Score Prediction, the Houston Astros win by 7-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM EDT

 

Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 

TV: TBS

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -220

 

MLB Total Odds: 8.5

 

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