Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox: 10/18/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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Boston Red Sox (97-72) vs Houston Astros (99-69)
Game Info: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:08 pm (Fenway Park)
Eduardo Rodriguez vs Jose Urquidy
Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -115 / Houston Astros -103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros face off on Monday in Game 3 of their ALCS series at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox lost to the Astros in Game 1 of the series. The Astros used some key runs in the middle of the game to come away wit the victory.
In the second game it was all Red Sox early and often coming away with the 9-5 victory. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers hit grand slams in the first two innings. The Astros did chip away at the lead a bit, but it wasn’t enough. The top bat for the Astros was Yuli Gurriel who finished with two hits and three RBI’s
Kiké Hernández has been the top player for the Red Sox this postseason hitting nine home runs and driving in nine RBI’s. Rafael Devers is also having a big year hitting three home runs and driving in ten RBI”s.
For the Astros, Kyle Tucker is having another postseason hitting two home runs and driving in 11 RBI’s. Jose Altuve has also been good the last couple of weeks hitting two home runs and driving in six RBIs.
Getting the start for the Houston Astros will be Jose Uriquidy and this will be his first start during the postseason. In 107 innings during the regular season, he gave up 43 runs. In his last start against the A’s he went six innings giving up four hits and three runs.
On the mound for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez and during the postseason he has made two appearances going 6.2 innings giving up four runs.
The Astros are 4-0 in their last four games played on Monday. The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last five games as a favorite. The over is 5-0 in the Astros last five games overall. The Astros are 5-2 in the last seven meetings against the Red Sox. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The over has been the play in this series so far, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. Rodriguez has struggled during the playoffs and the Astros will take advantage. I also don’t expect Uriquidy will be very good, and the over is going to cash.