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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/18/2021 American League Division Series Game 3 Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/18/2021 – The American League Championship series will move to game three as Houston Astros take on the Boston Red Sox from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Houston will play this game on the road and they will have a disadvantage against the Red Sox. The Astros won the first game against the Red Sox but they were unable to maintain their lead last night. Boston rebounded well and are all set to building on their success again. The ALCS betting picks remain in favor of the Red Sox to win their second straight game.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/18/2021
Houston Astros failed from their pitching end last night as they gave up a whopping nine runs to the Red Sox. From the plate, the Astros scored just five runs and are now 1-1 in the best-of-seven. Yuri Gurriel went deep from the plate and smashed three home runs with a home run last night, but it was not enough to prevent Boston from winning. Jose Urquidy will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding an 8-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.62. Urquidy has been successful for Houston in his last four starts.
Players to watch: Michael Brantley LF (GP 6, AB 28, R 0, H 8, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 4, TB 9, BB 0, SO 6, SB 1, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.286, SLG 0.321, OPS 0.607, WAR 0), Kyle Tucker RF (GP 6, AB 25, R 6, H 7, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 8, TB 15, BB 0, SO 4, SB 3, AVG 0.28, OBP 0.28, SLG 0.6, OPS 0.88, WAR 0).
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox took an early lead that helped them keep the Astros behind. Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez were the bright spots from the plate that powered Boston to victory. Devers and Martinez smashed a gram slam each that put the Red Sox on the board with an 8-0 victory. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi gave up three runs in five-plus innings. Eduardo Rodriguez will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 13-8 record on the season with an ERA of 4.74.
Players to watch: Enrique Hernández CF (GP 7, AB 32, R 9, H 16, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 9, TB 35, BB 1, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.5, OBP 0.514, SLG 1.094, OPS 1.608, WAR 0), Alex Verdugo LF (GP 7, AB 30, R 4, H 11, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 6, TB 17, BB 2, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.367, OBP 0.406, SLG 0.567, OPS 0.973, WAR 0).
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
The Astros are ranked second in OPS and first in runs scored. The Red Sox are ranked third in OPS and fifth in runs scored. The MLB playoff best bets are intact for the Red Sox to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Astros 5.