Red Sox vs. Astros Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 10/16/18, Prediction & Odds

With the series tied at a game apiece, the Boston Red Sox and host Houston Astros resume their American League Championship Series this evening. Is a bet on favored Houston the right way to go or will Boston prevail as the underdog?

Game Snapshot

907 Boston Red Sox at 908 Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park at 5:09PM ET

TV: TBS

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Astros are a -126 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Sox are a +116 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Red Sox even up series

Boston overcame a two-run deficit with a three-run third inning Sunday night en route to a 7-5 victory in Game 2 of the ALCS. Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two runs and an RBI to help lead the way. Xander Bogaerts finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Steve Pearce finished 1-for-3 with a double plus a walk and a run. Rafael Devers ended the game 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and an RBI. Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Matt Barnes picked up the win in relief as he struck out one in 1 1/3 spotless innings of relief.

Gonzalez homers in defeat

George Springer finished 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs in the Game 2 loss at Boston. Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Alex Bregman walked three times in five plate appearances. Marwin Gonzalez completed the contest 1-for-4 with a 2-run home run. Gerrit Cole took the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks over six innings of work.

Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.81 ERA) draws the start today for the Red Sox, while Dallas Keuchel (12-11, 3.74) will go for the Astros.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The over is 13-3-1 in the last 17 Red Sox games on grass. The over is 6-2 in the last eight Boston games following a win.

Houston

Houston is 13-3 in its last 16 home games. The Astros are 19-7 in their last 26 playoff home games.

Prediction:

The Red Sox will hope Eovaldi continues his recent strong form here and gives Houston a different look than it got from Chris Sale and David Price. Keuchel will keep the ball in the yard for the most part, but Boston is fantastic at making contact and should find space in the field to spray the ball around with its talented offense. I like Boston as the small dog here riding the hotter pitcher in this matchup.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX +116

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