Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros - 10/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros (113-56) vs Philadelphia Phillies (96-77)

Game Info: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8:03 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Framber Valdez (18-6) (2.69) vs Zack Wheeler (13-8) (2.67)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +145 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros face off on Saturday in Game 2 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. 

In Game 1, it was the Phillies that were able to secure the 6-5 victory. At the end of the third inning, the Astros were up 5-0, and it looked like they were going to cruise to an easy first-game victory. The Phillies never stopped fighting, though, and they were able to win the game 6-5 in extra innings. JT Realmuto was the difference maker for the Phillies, hitting a home run in the 10th inning. He finished with two hits and three RBIs. Alec Bohm also had a big game, finishing with one hit and two runs. Kyle Tucker had a big game for the Astros finishing with three hits, two runs, and four RBIs. Both bullpens got plenty of work on Friday night, including the Astros that used seven different pitchers. 

On the mound for the Phillies will be Zack Wheeler and in the playoffs, he sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 1.78. In his last appearance against the San Diego Padres, he went six innings, giving up three hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Astros will be Framber Valdez, who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 1.42. In his last start against the New York Yankees, he went seven innings, giving up four hits and two runs. 

The Astros are 7-1 in their last eight playoff games. The over is 4-0 in the Phillies last four road games. The under is 6-2-1 in the Astros last nine playoffs games. The Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 games. The Astros are 6-1 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter. 

There was plenty of scoring in Game 1, but this game is going to be lower scoring. Wheeler sits with an ERA of 1.78, and he’s going to lock down the Astros bats here. Valdez sits with an ERA of 1.42, and he’s also going to lockdown in this game. Both teams are going to really struggle to have quality at bats, and this game is going to stay under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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