MLB Betting Odds on ALDS Game 2: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 6, 2017 in

It’s time for Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros on Friday. The Houston Astros came away with the win in the first game of the series 8-2 over Boston, so they repeat as the MLB Betting Odds favorites for this one. The Red Sox are the third seed in the American League after winning 93 games in the regular season.

The Houston Astros saw Jose Altuve smack three home runs in the win, and now they lead 1-0 in the series. The Astros were the winners of the American League West, as they won 101 games in the regular season. The Houston Astros are -185 over the Boston Red Sox in this Game 2 on Friday afternoon.

MLB Betting Odds on ALDS Game 2: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

  • When: Friday October 6, 2017; 4:08pm CT
  • Where: Minute Maid Park; Houston, TX
  • MLB Betting Odds: Houston Astros -185
  • Total: 8.5
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: WEEI, KBME, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 32°C/89°F
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 8%
  • Wind: 6 mph NE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

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Recent Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Boston Red Sox 4.40 / Houston Astros 5.60
  • Hits: Boston Red Sox 8.50 / Houston Astros 10.20
  • Walks: Boston Red Sox 2.80 / Houston Astros 4.40
  • Strike Outs: Boston Red Sox 7.90 / Houston Astros 8.60
  • Over/Under: Boston Red Sox 5-4-1 / Houston Astros 5-4-1

Why Bet the Astros?

The Houston Astros are looking for their 50th win at home this season. During the regular season, the Astros won 48 games. Houston was one of the top scoring teams in all of the league, with 896 runs during the regular season. Jose Altuve during the regular season was elite as well. The second baseman led the league with a .346 average.

Carlos Correa since his return has been hot, and George Springer is a true all-star Springer led the Astros with 34 home runs on the season. Houston as a team ranked 1st in runs scored, and 1st in batting average. The Astros as a team hit .282.

Why Bet the Red Sox?

It’s tough to have a great thought on why the Boston Red Sox would bounce back and win this game. Chris Sale lost the opener, and that’s the Red Sox ace. The Red Sox have bad thoughts after getting swept in the opening round of the postseason a season ago as well. Boston has scored just 9 runs total in their last four losses.

The MLB Betting Odds are against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox offense when it gets going really can go. Mookie Betts was the top hitter in the lineup most of the season, and he finished with 24 home runs and 102 runs batted in. The Red Sox as a team hit .258, and they scored 785 runs on the season. The team earned run average for the Red Sox finished at 3.70, fourth in the league.

Latest MLB Betting Odds Trends

  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games

Expert Pick and Prediction

The Houston Astros are playing great baseball right now, and are on track to win this game. The Astros are throwing Dallas Keuchel, who was their ace through the season. He finished with 14 wins on the season and came away with a 2.90 earned run average. Keuchel struck out 125 batters in 145 innings in 2017 as well.

The Boston Red Sox will throw lefthander Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz finished with 17 wins, and a 3.32 earned run average. Pomeranz struck out 174 batters this season and walked just 69. This should be a pretty good pitching matchup, but look for the Astros to get the job done at home.

Bet the Houston Astros -185 over the Boston Red Sox.