Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros: 10/22/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
Houston Astros (101-70) vs Boston Red Sox (98-74)
Game Info: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:08 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Yimi Garcia (5-8) (4.88) vs Nathan Eovaldi (13-10) (3.85)
Betting Odds: Houston Astros -141 / Boston Red Sox +114 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros face off on Friday in Game 6 of their ALCS series at Minute Maid Park. The Astros currently lead the series 3-2 and are only one win away from the World Series.
On Monday the Red Sox took a 2-1 series lead and they looked to be in complete control of the series. In Game 4 it was the Astros offense that was elite scoring nine runs, and they cruised to the victory. In Game 5 it was much of the same as the Astros were able to win 9-1. Yordan Alvarez had another big game with three hits and three RBI”s. Yuli Girriel also had three hits and three runs driven in. Starting pitcher Framber Valdez was lights out going eight innings giving up three hits and one run.
The Red Sox bats were hot in the two games they won this series, but in each of the last two games, the bats have been ice cold. Rafael Devers has been the best offensive player for the Red Sox hitting five home runs and driving in 12 runs. J.D. Martinez has also hit three home runs and driven in 10 RBI’s.
The Astros bats have been hot all postseason and if they are going to win the World Series, it’s going to need to be the bats they lean on. Kyle Tucker has been the top player hitting three home runs and driving 12 RBI’s. For the most part it’s been a balanced offense with seven players driving in at least five RBI’s.
On the mound for the Red Sox will be Nathan Eovaldi and he has gone six innings total this series giving up seven runs. In the last appearance, he went 0.2 innings giving up two hits and four runs.
The Astros are 5-1 in their last six home playoff games. The over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings. The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last seven meetings against the Red Sox.
Eovaldi has struggled for the Red Sox, and the Astros are going to tee off on him in this game. Look for the Astros to score eight or nine runs again in this game, and that will lead to the home team winning the game on the run line.