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Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/20/2021 American League Division Series Game 5 Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/20/2021 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts will continue to play host to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox as they enter their fifth game in their best-of-seven series. The Astros rebounded well in their last game and are tied with the Red Sox (2-2). Both teams are left with three games and they need to win two to make it to the next round. Boston was unable to prevent the Astros from scoring at their home ground. The MLB best picks remain in favor of the Red Sox despite their last defeat against Houston.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox 10/20/2021
The Houston Astros went deep from the plate last night and smashed nine runs to victory. From the pitching end, they restricted the Red Sox to just two. In their last three games, the Astros scored a total of 17 runs. Carlos Correa recorded nine hits and five RBIs in his postseason performance. Framber Valdez will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. Valdez is holding an ERA of 3.14 with 125 Ks in his regular-season record. Valdez is 3-1 with 34 Ks and an ERA of 3.19 in his postseason career.
Players to watch: Michael Brantley LF (GP 7, AB 31, R 1, H 9, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 4, TB 10, BB 0, SO 7, SB 1, AVG 0.29, OBP 0.29, SLG 0.323, OPS 0.613, WAR 0), Alex Bregman 3B (GP 7, AB 28, R 4, H 8, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 4, TB 9, BB 2, SO 8, SB 0, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.321, OPS 0.655, WAR 0).
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox struggled from the mound and their batting unit was unable to produce against Houston’s tough pitching squad. The Red Sox smashed a total of 23 runs in their last three games. Enrique Hernandez is the leader with 18 hits and nine RBIs. Chris Sale will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Sale is holding a 5-1 record on the season with an ERA of 3.16 and 52 Ks in total. Sale is holding a 1-2 postseason record with a terrible ERA of 6.19 and 40 strikeouts in total.
Players to watch: Enrique Hernández CF (GP 8, AB 36, R 9, H 18, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 9, TB 37, BB 1, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.5, OBP 0.513, SLG 1.028, OPS 1.541, WAR 0), Alex Verdugo LF (GP 8, AB 34, R 5, H 12, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 6, TB 18, BB 3, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.353, OBP 0.405, SLG 0.529, OPS 0.935, WAR 0).
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
The baseball postseason picks favor Boston since they have the home advantage. The Boston Red Sox have a better shot at this game, but they still need extra support from the plate with Sale struggling on the mound.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 8, Astros 5.