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Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros Game 6 Picks & Betting Tips – Astros To Close Out Series

  • Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox tips for Friday, October 22
  • First pitch for ALCS Game 6 is slated for 20:08 ET at Minute Maid Park
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Houston can close out the ALCS with win on Friday.  Expect a lot of runs in this one.

  • Houston is 8-3 in last 11
  • Astros are 7-3 over their last 10 at home
  • Red Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Houston
  • Red Sox are 3-5 in the last 8 meetings versus the Astros
  • Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings
  • Over is 5-0 in Eovaldi’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record
  • Over is 8-0 in Astros last 8 playoff games

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Yordan Alvarez, who went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI, homered in the second inning and then spearheaded a five-run sixth inning with a two-run RBI double as Houston cruised past Boston 9-1 on Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

The Astros has won 5 of the last 8 against the Red Sox and leads the season series 8-5. 

The Astros, 4-1 at Minute Maid Park against Boston, have outscored the Red Sox 73-51 this season.  

10 of the 12 games in the series have been decided by three or more runs.

Boston has scored 27 runs on 38 hits, including 18 for extra bases with 10 homers and 7 doubles, while drawing 15 walks and striking out 36 times through the first four games of the ALCS.

Houston has tallied 31 runs on 47 hits, including 8 home runs, for a slash line of .272/.340/.439 in the series.

Boston has produced 28 runs on 40 hits, including 11 homers, for a slash line of .237/.328/.491 in the series.

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Boston has lost to two straight to fall to 6-4 in the postseason, including 2-2on the road.

The Red Sox are 45-40 on the road overall this season.

Boston started the postseason with a 6-2 home victory over New York Yankees in the AL Wild Card game. 

The Red Sox lost Game 1 of the ALDS in Tampa Bay in 5-0 but they ran off three straight wins. Boston took Game 2 in Tampa (14-6) and then took Game 3 (6-4) as well as Game (6-5) at Fenway Park.

Boston split the first two games of the ALCS, falling to Houston 5-4 in Game 1 before taking Game 2 (9-5). The Red Sox routed the Astros 12-3 in Game 3 but dropped Game 4 (9-2) and Game 5 (9-1).

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, making his third appearance in the ALCS, was rocked by Houston in his last appearance (Tuesday) – allowing 4 runs on 2 hits while recording 2 strikeouts and walking 2 in two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.

Eovaldi, 4-2 with a 3.26 career postseason ERA, has permitted 7 runs on 7 hits to go along with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings of works against the Astros in the ALCS.

Boston’s offense averages 6.0 runs with a slash line of .285/.351/.521 in 10 games this postseason.

The Red Sox pitching staff has compiled a 4.60 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and a .239 BAA this postseason.

3B Rafael Devers, on a 9-game hitting streak, has 3 homers and 6 RBI against the Astros this postseason. He is hitting .350/.435/.800 in the ALCS.

CF Kiki Hernandez has 3 home runs and a slash line of .409/.435/.864 in the ALCS.

DH JD Martinez has 2 homers and 6 RBI against Houston. He is hitting .267/.450/.733 in the ALCS.

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Houston has won two straight games and is 6-3 in the postseason.

The Astros are 54-31 at home this year, including 3-1 during the playoffs.

Houston defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in the ALDS with all three victories by at least five runs. 

The Astros took Game 1 (6-1) and Game 2 (9-4) at home. They fell on the road to the White Sox 12-6 in Game 3 before taking Game 4 (10-1).

Houston went 1-1 against Boston in at home taking Game 1 (5-4) and losing Game 2 (9-5). The Astros dropped a 12-3 decision to the Red Sox (Game 3) in the first game of a three-game series at Fenway Park. However, they won the last two there outscoring the Sox 18-3.

Right-hander Luis Garcia has been pounded in two postseason starts this year. Garcia allowed 5 runs on 2 hits, including 1 home run, to go along with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts in 1 inning of work against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Garcia, 0-1 in three career postseason starts with a 15.88 ERA, has given up 10 runs on 7 hits  -- 2 home runs -- to go along with 6 walks and 5 strikeouts over 3.2 innings of work this year in the playoffs.

Houston’s offense averages 6.9 runs with a slash line of .279/ .354/.436 in nine games this postseason.

The Astros’ pitching staff has compiled a 5.01 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and .261 BAA in the postseason.

1B Yuli Gurriel, on a 6-game hitting streak, has 1 home run and 6 RBI against Boston this postseason. He is hitting .474/.524/.684 in the ALCS.

DH Yordan Alvarez, on a 5-game hitting streak, has 1 homer and 5 RBI. He is hitting .421/.455.632 in the ALCS.

2B Jose Altuve, who is 6-for-19 with 3 homers in his career against Eovaldi, has compiled a .150/.250/.450 slash line during the ALCS.

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Verdict

Neither Eovaldi or Garcia has pitched well this postseason. However, Garcia has pitched well at Minute Maid Park this year (2.39 ERA regular season) while Eovaldi has struggled on the road (4.21 ERA during the regular season).
 
Houston has been strong at home while Boston has been slightly above average on the road. Moreover, the Astros, who have compiled a career 1.035 OPS against Eovaldi, has swung the bats real well over the last two games.

Boston and Houston are combining for an average of 12 runs over the last three games and 10.5 runs over their last 10 meetings.

Best Bet: Over 9.0 Total Runs @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Houston Astros Moneyline @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
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