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2021 MLB Handicapping: ALCS Game 6
(2-3) Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros (3-2)
Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -110 Astros -110 (Bet Now!)
MLB run line Betting Odds: Red Sox +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Red Sox will be in Houston to take on the Astros for Game 6 of the ALCS.
This will be a re-match of Game 2. Nathan Eovaldi will be going against Luis Garcia.
Houston won 9-1 on Wednesday and they now lead the series 3-2.
Boston Red Sox
It is now put up or shut up time for the Red Sox. There is no looking back.
After winning the first game back in Boson, things looked good for this team, but now that is not the case.
This team should have been able to take at least two games in their home park, but they were unable to do so. Now, they are in the position they are in.
On Wednesday, Chris Sale went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. He looked sharp out there.
The Sox will need Nate Eovaldi to be sharp in this one. He came in for relief in game 4 and he went 0.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Clearly, he will need to be much better in this one.
The pitching, which started off the series well, has really struggled these past few games. The hitters on Houston have made it very tough for this pitching staff.
The offense has simply not done its job the last few games. They had chances to score runs, but have not done so.
In this series, when the Red Sox have hit some homers, they have done well. I am not saying they have to depend on it, but I definitely feel it would help if they could hit some in this game on Friday.
A lot of people were ready to count the Astros out after they lost game 3 on Monday. Not so fast, folks.
Just like with a lot of good teams, this team right here is resilient. They do not get down on themselves after a few bad games and they strike right back at you.
In both wins in Boston, Houston had trouble with the starter, but they got to the bullpen and had their success. That is why a lot of their runs have come later in the game.
Framber Valdez stepped up in a big way on Wednesday and pitched very well. He went 8 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
The Astros will now be relying on Luis Garcia. In his last start, he went 1 inning and allowed 5 earned runs.
The pitching started off the series a little shaky, but it has been much better in the past few games. It is no easy task to silent those Boston bats.
The offense is hitting like we knew they could. They were not going to struggle the whole series.
This team seems to be playing with a lot of confidence right now. They know they have the chance to send the Red Sox home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 8 of Boston’s last 8 games.
- The Red Sox are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
- The Red Sox are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games played on a Friday.
- The over has gone 5-0 so far in this series.
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Houston obviously has a chance to end the series right here. Will they do it or will the Red Sox have an answer?
When the Red Sox have won their games, they have scored quite a few runs. I think they are going to have to do that on Friday if they want to win.
Even though the Astros are the better team, I think Boston can keep this game close. They know how important this game is and I do not see them getting blown out.
I will go with the Red Sox on the run line here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox Run Line +1.5
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