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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/16/2021 American League Division Series Game 2 Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/16/2021 – The Boston Red Sox will remain at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas as they take on the Houston Astros in an important ALCS game. The Red Sox declined last night giving Houston an advantage in this best-of-seven series. The online MLB sportsbook odds have shifted its focus to the Red Sox to rebound against the Astros in this game. Houston will have the home advantage, but Boston has always been a team that rebounded well. The Red Sox will need to win this game to prevent the Astros from an early victory in the series.
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros 10/16/2021
Boston Red Sox
Boston put up a hard fight last night but the Astros eventually triumphed with their top performance. The Red Sox scored four runs from the plate and gave up five to Houston. Enrique Hernandez took the lead from the plate with a couple of home runs. Chris Sale gave up just one run with a couple of strikeouts in only two-plus innings. Boston is turning back to Nathan Eovaldi as their starter in this game. Eovaldi is holding a 1-0 record in the postseason with an ERA of 2.61 and 16 Ks in total.
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 Hernández 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 have an easy lead ahead of the Red Sox and they are all set to build on their success. The Astros will need to win three of their six remaining games against Boston. Jose Altuve continues to remain the bright spot for the Astros after he smashed a two-run home run in their success last night. Framber Valdez gave up two runs and six hits with a couple of strikeouts in two-plus innings. Houston will give the ball to Luis Garcia to take the mound as their starter. Garcia is 0-0 with his postseason record with just three Ks.
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 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
Boston is turning in one of their best pitchers for this game. The Red Sox will rebound against the Astros with their equally balanced batting unit. The MLB playoff bets are intact for the Red Sox to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Astros 4.