MLB Playoffs: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Game 5 Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Houston Astros rallied back to take Game 4 and tie the best-of-seven ALCS at 2-2, after the Boston Red Sox won Games 2 and 3 by a combined score of 23-5. The Red Sox will look to take a 3-1 series lead at Fenway Park in Game 5.

MLB Playoffs: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox Game 5 Betting Odds & Line Movement

The Red Sox lost Game 4 at home, but they opened as -130 favorites for Game 5 against the visiting Astros, who are +110 underdogs. The total is 9.5 in this series with the OVER going 6-4 in the last 10 meetings.

Notes On The Houston Astros For Game 5

Kennys Vargas will start for the LCS-leading Astros in Game 3 of the World Series. If he wins, his teammates can rest easy knowing they’ve done all they possibly could to give him a shot at achieving a world championship before he retires. In Game 1, White Sox reliever Carlos Rodon held the Mariners to one hit over seven innings. Seattle’s second game of the AL Division Series against Chicago went much more smoothly, with Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager each providing two hits in the 8-1 victory. The 26-year-old righty has a 3.31 ERA in 1.25 WHIP.

The Astros required a comeback in Game 4, and that’s exactly what they got. Jose Altuve hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to tie the game at 2-2, putting the Astros down 2-1 in the eighth inning.In the top of the ninth, George Springer and Carlos Correa drove in a run each to give Houston a 3-2 lead. Michael Brantley hit a bases-clearing double in the sixth to make it 6-2, and it was all over from there as Houston scored seven runs in the frame.

The bullpen delivered in a big way for the Houston Astros in their 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Zack Greinke lasted only 1.1 innings, yet five relievers combined for 10 strikeouts while allowing just four hits and no runs.

Notes On The Boston Red Sox For Game 5

On Tuesday, Chris Sale will pitch in the ALCS as well. On Tuesday, he will start and then on Friday he will finish up. The Chicago White Sox is home to Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox has Rick Porcello.Chris sold pitched for just 2.2 innings in Game 1 of the ALCS, but he allowed 5 hits and 1 earned. His one prior outing this postseason came in Game 2 of the ALDS. He allowed four hits and five earned runs in just an inning of work. Sale spent the majority of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery and made just nine starts this year, going 7-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.

The Red Sox continued to outplay their competition in Game 4, when Xander Bogaerts blasted a two-run homer to give Boston a 2-1 advantage in the second frame.Unfortunately for the Red Sox, who had scored a total of 21 runs in their previous two games, the offense went dormant as they only recorded five base hits during the game.

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Things were going well for the Red Sox until the eighth inning, when reliever Garrett Whitlock gave up Altuve’s game-tying homer. Nathan Eovaldi entered to close out the game in the ninth, but his return backfired when he allowed two hits and four earned runs with two outs on the board.

Can The Houston Astros Beat The Boston Red Sox?

The Astros were down 2-0 in the World Series and had to be frustrated. They responded in Game 4 by seizing momentum away from Boston with a late rally of their own, which could have completely altered the game’s momentum.Keeping the game close was Houston’s key to Game 4, which allowed for late-game heroics – that should be their roadmap going forward.


Will The Boston Red Sox Beat The Houston Astros?

Although the Red Sox let Game 4 get away from them, they should still be pleased with their prior series performances.The Astros pitching, on the other hand, has consistently outscored them in games (7-1) and is 14-2 at Minute Maid Park during the postseason. They understand that they’ve previously beaten the Astros’ pitching and know they can do it again. It’s critical for them to win Game 5 at home.


MLB Playoffs Pick & Prediction For Game 5: Boston Red Sox Moneyline -120


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