Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 5/16/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox meet in MLB action from Fenway Park on Monday night.

The Houston Astros will look to build on their series win over the Washington Nationals with an 8-0 win over the Nats last time out. Michael Brantley has a team-high 32 hits with a .274 batting average while Yuli Gurriel has a team-high 13 doubles and Alex Bregman has 28 hits with 5 home runs and a team-high 22 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez has a team-high 11 home runs and 21 RBIs and Kyle Tucker has 5 home runs and 19 RBIs as well this season. Jeremy Pena also has 6 home runs and 20 RBIs of his own this season.Jake Odorizzi will start here and is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season.

The Boston Red Sox will try to bounce back after failing to complete the sweep with a 7-1 loss to Texas in their last game. Xander Bogaerts has 44 hits, a .344 batting average and 8 doubles while Rafael Devers has 46 hits with 13 doubles and Enrique Hernandez also has 9 doubles. Alex Verdugo has 3 home runs and 15 RBIs while Devers has a team-high 6 home runs and 19 RBIs and Hernandez also has 15 RBIs. J.D. Martinez also has 11 doubles and 16 RBIs this year as well for Boston.Garrett Whitlock will start here and is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season.

Houston is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 13-3 in their last 16 games following a win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 series-opening games. Boston is 6-14 in their last 20 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 series-opening games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 home games.

I get that Garrett Whitlock’s be pitching well as of late, but the issues that I take with the Red Sox is that they’re really struggling right now and really have a hard time winning games at home for whatever reason, regardless of who is on the mound. The Astros keep finding ways to win baseball games right now and getting them at even money is a steal, even with Jake Odorizzi. Give me Houston here.