Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros - 8/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros (67-36) vs Boston Red Sox (51-52)

Game Info: Monday, August 1, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Luis Garcia (8-6) (3.81) vs Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -180 / Boston Red Sox +155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will play the Houston Astros in Game 1 of their series at Minute Maid Park on Monday night.

The Boston Red Sox are 51-52 this season and have lost nine of their last twelve games. Boston is coming off of a series loss against Milwaukee, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Boston pitching staff has a 4.33 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this season. The Red Sox offense has scored 468 runs with a .255 batting average and a .316 on base percentage. Xander Bogaerts is batting .316 with eight home runs and 45 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Nathan Eovaldi, who is 4-3 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 81.1 innings pitched this season.

The Houston Astros are 67-36 this season and have won three of their last four games. Houston is coming off of a series win against Seattle, where they won three out of the four games played. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.04 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .211 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 461 runs with a .240 batting average and a .318 on base percentage this year. Yordan Alvarez is batting .310 with 30 home runs and 70 RBI’s for the Astros this season. The projected starter for Houston is Luis Garcia, who is 8-6 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 99.1 innings pitched this season.

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Boston is 19-7 in their last 26 games against the AL West and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The under is 6-1-1 in Boston’s last 8 Monday games. Houston is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL East and 50-21 in their last 71 game one’s of a series. The under is 4-1 in Houston’s last 5 game one’s of a series. The over is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.

Boston limps into this series in last place in the AL East and 18 games behind the Yankees. Houston has been very good this season and holds a 12 game lead in the AL West over the Mariners. Houston is starting Luis Garcia, who has allowed seven runs in his last 16.2 innings pitched. For Boston, Nathan Eovaldi has allowed 16 earned runs in his last 13 innings pitched. I am taking Houston to win this game by at least two runs at home.

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David’s Pick Astros -1.5

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