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

The Houston Astros rebounded with a 9-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series to tie the series 1-1. The Red Sox will aim to take control of the match for the first time in its best-of-seven format, when it shifts to Fenway Park in Boston for Game 3.

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds & Lines

The Red Sox are a +115 betting favorite in Game 3, with the visiting Astros not far behind at -103. The total is forecasted to be 8.5 runs, with the OVER going 5-0 in Boston’s last five games and 8-1 in Houston’s previous nine.

Notes On The Houston Astros

Eduardo Rodriguez will make his third postseason start this October after starting Games 1 and 4 of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.The left-hander was shaky during Game 1, but he did better in Game 4. He allowed two hits and two earned runs over 1.2 innings in Game 1, but he only gave up three hits and two earned runs over the same amount of time during Game 4. Overall, Rodriguez went 13-8 with a 4.74 ERA.

The Astros suffered a devastating loss in Game 2, as starter Luis Garcia quickly ran into trouble. He walked two batters to put the pressure on after allowing a leadoff double. In the sixth slot, Josh Fields came up and crushed the home run. Next up was Martinez, who knocked the ball out of the park. Garcia had to leave the game early in the second with an injury, but Odorizzi, his replacement, did not fair much better.

The Padres would extend their early lead into the sixth, thanks to a two-run single from Yonder Alonso and an RBI double from Kyle Tucker in the top of the frame. The Astros responded with an RBI double from Kyle Tucker and a two-run single from Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the fourth, upping their lead to 9.

Notes On The Boston Red Sox

The Astros have a pitcher named Jose Urquidy. He missed a few games during the regular season, but he has been good in 20 starts. His ERA is 3.62 and his WHIP is 0.99 He last pitched on October 3rd against Oakland Athletics when he allowed four hits and three earned runs over six innings.

In the first inning, JD Martinez hit a homerun for Boston. Rafael Devers followed up by hitting one too. Kike Hernandez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning which was his third of this series.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched well and gave up five hits and three earned runs in 5.1 innings. Garrett Whitlock pitched 2 scoreless innings and the Boston bullpen held on for the win.

How Can The Houston Astros Win?

You’re not going to win if you give up a grand slam in the first inning. You’re not going to win if you allow two grand slams in the first two innings.Game 2 was a historic collapse for the Houston pitching staff, which is unlikely to be repeated. If the Astros can keep the Red Sox to fewer than five runs in Game 3, their bats will take care of the rest.

How The Boston Red Sox Can Win?

The Red Sox have arguably been the majors’ best hitting squad during the playoffs, with 45 runs, 16 home runs, and a .318 batting average.In Game 2, they reached for the sky with two grand slam and a solo shot in order to inflict damage. If the bats stay hot, Boston may take control in the series.


Pick & Prediction: Houston Astros Moneyline +107

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