May 16, 2022, 2:04 pm ET in MLB
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox

Expert Top Pick of the Day: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox

The Houston Astros have dominated the AL West. With a 23-12 record, they recorded an 11-game winning streak before taking a loss to the Washington Nationals in the second game of the series. This implies Houston is now in the right direction and heading to their next series with great momentum. The Astros will visit the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park tonight. 

The Red Sox remain incapable of climbing out of the AL East and are now trailing with a 13-21 season record that appears insufficient to step over higher teams. It’s now up to Boston to change its current path. Unfortunately, the Red Sox might again come up short if they don’t have a solid series opener. 

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Schedule

  • Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Time: 07:10 PM EDT
  • Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Verlander´s Astros on the Rise

The Astros gradually surpassed top AL West rivals such as the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners. They have done so by putting out solid performances and keeping numbers titled on a positive end. 

Justin Verlander has become the main man for the Astros in pitching. Verlander is now standing with a 1.38 earned run average, a total of five wins, and 41 strikeouts throughout the season so far. 

The Astros have proved that their defensive game is critical. However, they are still third overall in the league with a 2.91 ERA, second overall with 15 quality starts, and fourth with a 1.12 WHIP. 

Eovaldi’s Red Sox Pursue of Consistency 

The Red Sox have truly experienced the full weight of what a winning streak would ever look like starting a regular season. Still featuring as one of the most emblematic teams in MLB history, the Red Sox are attempting to find their way back to consistency. 

That has remained Boston’s latest problem. With a 13-21 season record, the Red Sox remain at the bottom of the AL East with just a win below the Baltimore Orioles. Still, it will take more than just a couple of wins for the Red Sox to get back. 

Nathan Eovaldi has become one of the leading pitchers for the Red Sox. Eovaldi is now standing with a 3.15 earned run average, three wins, and 42 strikeouts. 

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Odds Comparison

The Astros appear to be on a roll to dominate the Red Sox in today’s matchup. The total has gone under in 15 of the last 20 games for Houston. As for Boston, the total has also gone over in seven of their previous eight games. 

  • DraftKings has the Red Sox at -130, and the game total is 9. 
  • FanDuel has the Red Sox at -134, and the total is 9. 
  • Caesars has the Red Sox at -130, and the total is 9.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Astros will step into Fenway Park with a 14-8 road record. Although the odds are against them, Houston will arrive in Boston with better numbers in their favor. Still, a 4-9 home record is not building great credibility for the Red Sox. While the numbers are slightly tilted towards the home team, the Astros appear to be the stronger squad and should pull a win over their Boston rivals. Godds Pick/Prediction: The Astros to win and the under hits.