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2018 ALCS Game 5
(5-2) Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros (4-2)
Date: Thursday October 18, 2018
Time: 8:09 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Starters: Price vs. Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -150 | Red Sox +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Boston Red Sox
Boston got to Dallas Keuchel early and then the bullpen late in an 8–2 triumph in Game 3 to open things up in Houston.
Nathan Eovaldi allowed just one run in six innings of work. Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi scored in the first inning and Eovaldi kept that lead until the fifth when he allowed the Astros to tie it at two runs apiece.
Steve Pearce responded with a solo homer in the top of the sixth to give Eovaldi the lead back, which he protected in the sixth.
I’m writing this before Game 4, when Boston will have the chance to take control of the series with Rick Porcello on the hill.
Chris Sale was in Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday with a stomach illness. He’s been discharged and says he’s ready to go but it’s unclear at this moment whether or not he will start this game.
Jackie Bradley Jr. has the two biggest hits of the last two games, a bases-clearing double to put away Game 2 and a grand slam that buried the Astros in Game 3. He’s an asset at the bottom of Boston’s lineup when he’s a confident hitter, which he just may be right now.
Eduardo Nunez hurt his ankle in Game 3 and had to come out of the game. Rafael Devers later misplayed a ball that helped Houston tie the score.
Justin Verlander will return to the mound in Game 5 on normal rest and immediately make the Astros a huge favorite in this game.
He was his usual dominant self in Game 1 at Fenway Park, when Houston earned the win to take its early lead in the series.
AJ Hinch has flip-flopped Alex Bregman and George Springer at the top of the lineup, hitting 1-2 in any order. Jose Altuve’s production becomes important hitting after those guys because the ‘Stros just don’t have the length they have been accustomed to having over the last year.
Carlos Correa got a big hit in Game 1 but he hasn’t done much since and I don’t think anybody in Houston is counting on it happening this year. Hopefully he can get right in the offseason and come back next year as one of the premier shortstops in the game.
Until then, he’s going to tread water with this year’s Houston team, which has me skeptical the Astros can actually win this whole thing.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 14-3-1 in BOS last 18 overall.
- Over is 14-3-1 in BOS last 18 on grass.
- Over is 6-2 in BOS last 8 road games.
- HOU are 25-8 in their last 33 overall.
- HOU are 19-7 in their last 26 playoff home games.
- HOU are 10-4 in their last 14 Thu. games.
- Head to Head: Over is 35-15-1 in the last 51 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Boston.
Houston is the obvious pick so I’m just going to fade the consensus choice and take Boston in a shocking win.
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MLB Free ALCS Game 5 Score Prediction: Boston 5 – Houston 2
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