2021 MLB Playoffs: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Game 6 Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The 2021 American League Championship Series resumes Friday, October 22, with Game 6 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, so we’ve put up the best Red Sox vs. Astros betting pick and odds for you. The Astros lead 3-2 after winning back-to-back games at Fenway Park in Boston over the weekend.

 Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds & Line Movement For Game 6

In the pivotal Game 6, which US Sportsbooks forecasts as a pick ’em, the totals are set at 8.5 runs. The Astros defeated the Red Sox in their regular-season series, 5-2, and four of the seven games went under.

Notes On The Boston Red Sox For Game 6

After splitting the first two games of this series, the Boston Red Sox came home to Fenway Park with high expectations and thumped the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game 3.In Game 4, however, their pitching staff came apart in the top of the ninth, as Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez gave up six earned runs.

The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of elimination after losing 9-1 in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, extending their eight-game skid. The Red Sox had a terrible day at the office, only recording three hits and a walk while Detroit’s offense handed out 11 hits and six free passes.

Nathan Eovaldi is projected to start on Friday, however he threw 24 pitches in relief during Game 4 and gave up four earned runs on a pair of hits and walks.The 31-year-old righty won the game at Minute Maid Park. He pitched 5.1 innings and had 3 strikeouts.

Eovaldi faced the Astros in the regular season and lost an 8-3 defeat at home, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. This postseason (three starts and one relief app), he’s tossed 16.1 innings (five starts and two relief apps), posting a 5.51 ERA and 2.

Notes On The Houston Astros For Game 6

The Houston Astros have endured some pitching issues as well, but Framber Valdez came through in the clutch when it mattered most. The 27-year-old lefty tossed eight innings of a one-run ball in Game 5, surrendering three hits and a walk while striking out five.The Astros’ pitching staff has a 5.01 ERA thus far in the postseason. Their bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and .238 batting average versus right-handed batters this October.The Astros have scored 62 runs in nine games this season, good for second best in the majors. The Cubs have yet to score more than two runs in a game.

Friday’s starter will be Luis Garcia, who has struggled in his last two outings. The 24-year-old righty surrendered five earned runs across 2.2 innings in a 12-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS. He gave up five earned runs in the 9-5 defeat to the Red Sox, failing to get three outs for the fourth time in his career.

On October 24 in Tampa, Garcia went six innings and allowed one run but fanned seven batters in a 5-1 victory over the Red Sox.

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MLB Playoff Betting Pick & Prediction For Game 6: Houston Astros -110

The Red Sox have a .237/.328/.491 triple-slash in their past five games. They certainly have a chance of making it to Game 7, especially if their offense rebounds from its poor showing in Game 5.

I don’t trust either of the starting pitchers in this game, which could go either way. The Astros have a lot of momentum on their side, so I’ll take the home team, but betting the over appears to be the most appealing option.

Surprisingly, the over has hit in seven straight games between the Red Sox and Astros, and each one has resulted in nine or more runs. Given how bad their pitchers have been over the previous seven days, I would ride this betting trend.

The Blue Jays and the Red Sox are the two most potent offenses in the 2021 MLB Playoffs. They’ve combined for 31 extra-base hits and 34 home runs, while the Red Sox have hit 22 homers through ten games.

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