Tuesday's contest between the Houston Astros (71-55) and Boston Red Sox (66-59) going head to head at Minute Maid Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Astros, so it should be a competitive matchup. The game will start at 8:10 PM ET on August 22.

The Astros will give the ball to Justin Verlander (8-6, 3.36 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 9 on the season, and the Red Sox will turn to Tanner Houck (3-6, 5.05 ERA).

Astros vs. Red Sox Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Astros vs. Red Sox Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Astros 5, Red Sox 4.

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Red Sox

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Astros Performance Insights

  • In 10 games over the last 10 matchups when favored by bookmakers, the Astros have a record of 5-5.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Houston and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven times.
  • The Astros have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 86 times this season and won 50, or 58.1%, of those games.
  • Houston is 42-28 this season when entering a game favored by -130 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston has scored the sixth-most runs in the majors this season with 617.
  • The Astros' 3.84 team ERA ranks fourth among all league pitching staffs.

Red Sox Performance Insights

  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Red Sox have a record of 2-1.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Boston and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on five occasions.
  • Bookmakers have not posted a runline in any of the Red Sox's past 10 contests.
  • The Red Sox have won in 32, or 52.5%, of the 61 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Boston has been victorious 22 times in 34 chances when named as an underdog of at least +110 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 47.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Boston scores the eighth-most runs in baseball (611 total, 4.9 per game).
  • Red Sox pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.38 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 16 @ Marlins W 12-5 Justin Verlander vs Jesús Luzardo
August 18 Mariners L 2-0 J.P. France vs Bryce Miller
August 19 Mariners L 10-3 Framber Valdez vs Logan Gilbert
August 20 Mariners L 7-6 Hunter Brown vs Emerson Hancock
August 21 Red Sox W 9-4 Cristian Javier vs James Paxton
August 22 Red Sox - Justin Verlander vs Tanner Houck
August 23 Red Sox - Jose Urquidy vs Chris Sale
August 24 Red Sox - J.P. France vs Brayan Bello
August 25 @ Tigers - Framber Valdez vs Matt Manning
August 26 @ Tigers - Hunter Brown vs Eduardo Rodríguez
August 27 @ Tigers - Cristian Javier vs Alex Faedo

Red Sox Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 17 @ Nationals L 10-7 Chris Sale vs Patrick Corbin
August 18 @ Yankees W 8-3 Brayan Bello vs Jhony Brito
August 19 @ Yankees W 8-1 Kutter Crawford vs Gerrit Cole
August 20 @ Yankees W 6-5 Josh Winckowski vs Clarke Schmidt
August 21 @ Astros L 9-4 James Paxton vs Cristian Javier
August 22 @ Astros - Tanner Houck vs Justin Verlander
August 23 @ Astros - Chris Sale vs Jose Urquidy
August 24 @ Astros - Brayan Bello vs J.P. France
August 25 Dodgers - Kutter Crawford vs Julio Urías
August 26 Dodgers - James Paxton vs Bobby Miller
August 27 Dodgers - Tanner Houck vs Bobby Miller