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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/15/2021 American League Division Series Game 1 Analysis
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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/15/2021 – The American League Championship Series is all set to get underway as the Boston Red Sox takes on the Houston Astros from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Boston eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in their best-of-five series and they are keen on taking out the Astros. The MLB ALCS picks have every detail available online as these teams battle in an exciting and important opening game of a seven-game series. Houston Astros eliminated the Chicago White Sox with ease and are all set to build on their success at home.
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/15/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees in their AL Wild Card round and were strong enough to eliminate the Bay Rays. Boston’s ALDS success against Tampa Bay was impressive and they are all set for a new adventure with the Astros. The Red Sox won their last game against Tampa with a final score of 6-5. Rafael Devers was the bright spot from the plate to smash three runs in their success. Chris Sale will be sent to the mound here as their starter in this game. Sale is holding a 5-1 record with an ERA of 3.16. Sale gave up five runs and three out in their last 14-6 victory against the Bay Rays.
Players to watch: Alex Verdugo LF (GP 5, AB 23, R 3, H 8, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 6, TB 13, BB 0, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0.348, OBP 0.348, SLG 0.565, OPS 0.913, WAR 0), Enrique Hernandez CF (GP 5, AB 23, R 5, H 10, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 19, BB 1, SO 2, SB 0, AVG 0.435, OBP 0.44, SLG 0.826, OPS 1.266, WAR 0).
The Houston Astros went deep from the plate in their last game when they smashed 10 runs to victory. The Astor restricted the White Sox to just one and won the series with ease. Jose Altuve was the bright spot from the plate with back-to-back runs and homers. Michael Brantley recorded a couple of runs in their success. Framber Valdez will be sent to the mound here as their starter. The southpaw is holding a solid 11-6 record on the season with an ERA of 3.14. Valdez gave up four runs in four innings against Chicago in his last game.
Players to watch: Michael Brantley LF (GP 4, AB 19, R 0, H 7, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 4, TB 8, BB 0, SO 5, SB 1, AVG 0.368, OBP 0.368, SLG 0.421, OPS 0.789, WAR 0), Yuli Gurriel 1B (GP 4, AB 17, R 1, H 3, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 3, BB 0, SO 5, SB 0, AVG 0.176, OBP 0.176, SLG 0.176, OPS 0.353, WAR 0).
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
Both teams are equally powerful with their offensive side and they are turning in top pitchers to gain control. However, the Astros are playing this game at home and the baseball postseason bets are intact for Houston to win this game.
Score Prediction: Astros 6, Red Sox 5.