Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 8-21-2023

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 8/21/2023 Tips, Picks and Predictions

Boston Red Sox (66-58) vs. Houston Astros (70-55)

The Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 8/21/2023 – The Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros will meet at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Boston played well after completing a series sweep and improved their overall standing to 66-58, raised their home record to 31-30 following three consecutive road triumphs, and placed fourth in the tough AL East with 11 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the first place. The Red Sox collected a total of 607 runs scored to date while yielding 571 for a +36 run difference over the course of the season. The Boston Red Sox swept a series over the Bronx Bombers for the second time in three seasons, won on eight occasions in 11 matches played, and stayed three games behind the Seattle Mariners in the entire league.

 

Struggling Astros Host Red Sox in AL Inter-Division Battle: Free Daily Baseball Picks and Insights

 

The Houston Astros struggled in winning games at home as of late and will try to get back on the winning track when hosting the AL inter-Division four-game series versus the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Houston dropped to 70-55 overall after losing six of the last ten contests played and fell to 33-29 at home play following three successive home losses but remained in second place in the AL East with just 2.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the first place. The Astros compiled 608 runs scored to date and conceded 528 for a run difference over the year.

 

The Houston Astros scored just six runs and 12 hits in a 6-7 home loss on Sunday while starting pitcher Hunter Brown (9-9, 4.50 ERA) took the loss for the Astros after surrendering 6 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 bases on balls with 5 strikeouts in pitching for 2.2 frames of work in the match. For potential insights into this matchup, consider checking out free daily baseball picks.

Red Sox vs. Astros Game Info

When: Monday, August 21, 2023, 8:10 PM ET
Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
TV: NESN
Stream: MLB.TV

James Paxton (7-3, 3.34 ERA) vs Cristian Javier (8-2, 4.49 ERA)

The Boston Red Sox management will send left-hander James Paxton to the pitcher’s mound to start an AL inter-division four-game series versus the Houston Astros on Monday evening. The thirty-four-year-old southpaw thrower posted a 7-3 record on the season with a sterling 3.34 ERA, a solid 1.14 WHlP, and has retired 93 batters in his starts while yielding 75 hits, 23 free walks, and 14 home runs through 86.1 innings pitched this year.

 

The Houston Astros management will turn to twenty-six-year-old right-hander Cristian Javier to start the first installment of an AL inter-division four-game series facing the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The right-handed thrower is 8-2 for the year with an ERA of 4.49, a strong WHlP at 1.23, and struck out a total of 112 opposing batters with 108 hits, 42 bases on balls, and 19 long balls allowed across 122.1 frames of work in his starts for the season.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -125, MLB Totals: 9.0

The totals went OVER in 4 of the Houston Astros’ last 5 contests while the Astros are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played. Houston is 1-4 straight up in its last 5 home matches played, and the Astros are 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings versus an opponent in the American League. The totals went OVER in 6 of the Houston Astros’ last 9 contests played in August.

 

Boston Red Sox Betting Trends

The Boston Red Sox are 3-2 in their last 5 contests played.
Boston is 3-2 in its last 5 games against the spread.
The Red Sox are 31-30 in road outings against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 4 of the Boston Red Sox’s last 5 matches.

 

Houston Astros Betting Trends

The Houston Astros are 2-3 in their last 5 matches played.
Houston is 1-4 in its last 5 games against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 4 of the Astros’ last 5 outings.
The totals went OVER in 33 of the Houston Astros’ last 62 home contests.

 

The Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 8/21/2023 Betting Picks

The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Houston Astros’ last 5 contests played versus the Boston Red Sox and also went UNDER in 4 of the Astros’ last 5 outings when playing at home against the Red Sox. The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Houston Astros’ last 7 outings played on a Monday at home. The Boston Red Sox have a 4-2 SU record in their last 6 contests against the Houston Astros, and the totals have gone UNDER in 4 of the Red Sox’s last 5 outings when playing on the road against the Astros. Boston is 7-3 in its last 10 contests while the UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Boston Red Sox’s last 10 matches.

 

The Houston Astros will take their revenge over the Boston Red Sox with home-field advantage on Monday. The UNDER has cashed in seven of the Red Sox’s last 10 contests and five of the Astros’ last seven matches played at home on Monday. Boston’s SP James Paxton finished two strong outings with two runs allowed through 11-2/3 innings, while Houston starter Cristian Javier had two solid starts with a combined 6 earned runs conceded and struck out five batters as the Astros beat Baltimore (8-2) and Miami (6-5) in that order of occurrences. For potential insights into this matchup, consider checking out free sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Houston Astros will win 5-2

 

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