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    J.D. Martinez is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Boston Red Sox (53-52) ready for a matchup with the Houston Astros (67-38) on Wednesday at 2:10 PM ET. The Red Sox are underdogs (+163) against the Astros (-194). Houston’s Jose Urquidy and Boston’s Rich Hill pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -194 8.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.4 home runs per game to rank third in baseball with 146 total home runs.
    • The Astros have the 18th-ranked batting average in the majors (.240).
    • The Astros are 12th in the league with a .317 on-base percentage.
    • Astros hitters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fourth-lowest average in baseball.
    • The Astros have hit 71 homers at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .433 at home.
    • The club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .246 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.413) and total hits (94) this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Alvarez is 13th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is second in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker is batting .238 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Tucker ranks 114th in batting average, 78th in on-base percentage and 59th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .243 with a .422 slugging percentage and 55 RBI this year.
    • Jose Altuve has 19 home runs, 37 RBI and a batting average of .272 this season.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 102 home runs.
    • The Red Sox’s .254 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking sixth in MLB.
    • The Red Sox have an OBP of .314 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
    • The Red Sox rank 15th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 43 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 52 road contests this season.
    • In 52 road games this season, they’re slugging .381 with 161 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 52 road games this season, they have a batting average of .244 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 115 hits with a .612 slugging percentage, both team-best figures for the Red Sox.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Devers ranks fourth in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Devers brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Xander Bogaerts paces his team with a .388 on-base percentage, and has a club-leading .454 slugging percentage.
    • Bogaerts’ batting average is seventh among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is eighth, and he is 50th in slugging.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .266 with 22 doubles, six home runs and 22 walks.
    • Martinez is batting .284 with 32 doubles, nine home runs and 32 walks.

    Astros vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Urquidy Hill
    19 GS 15
    9-4 W-L 4-4
    3.86 ERA 4.20
    107.1 IP 70.2
    24 BB 23
    80 SO 58

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