Astros vs Red Sox ALCS Game 2 Odds & Preview

Astros vs Red Sox ALCS Game 2 Odds & Preview

Written by on October 14, 2018

The Astros head back to Fenway Park on Sunday, Oct. 14 to battle the Boston Red Sox again in MLB ALCS Game 2, right just after beating Houston in Game 1. Just like in Game 1, both teams send lock down pitchers to the mound. Houston lists Gerrit Cole as their starter while the Red Sox send David Price to the hill. Which teams gets it done in Game 2? Check out our analysis, MLB odds, and a free pick for Astros at Red Sox!

Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox MLB ALCS Game 2

When: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:09 pm ET Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA TV: TBS Radio: Houston / Boston Red Sox Live Stream: Starting Pitchers:   HOU – Gerrit Cole / BOS – David Price ALCS Game 2 Odds: Astros -1.5 (-130)

Why the Houston Astros are a good bet on the money line?

Sometimes, a pitcher just needs to change leagues to turn his career around. That’s Gerrit Cole’s story. In 2017, Cole had problems while with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This season, he’s been stellar, posting a 15-5 record, a 2.88 ERA, and a 1.03 WHIP. One of the things Cole can do is take more chances than he normally would because Houston’s got the best bullpen in MLB. Like many good pitchers, when he’s aggressive, he can shut down opposing bats. Cole struck out 276 batters this season. He’s struck out 29 Red Sox batters from 107 at-bats.

Team Statistics

  • Runs/G: 4.92
  • BA: .255
  • OPS: .754
  • HR: 205
  • SB: 71
  • ERA: 3.11
  • WHIP: 1.10
  • KS: 1,687
  • Quality Starts: 97
  • Errors: 63

Why the Boston Red Sox are a good bet on the money line?

Few pitchers are as experienced on the big stage as David Price. Price had a fantastic season, posting a 3.58 ERA with a winning 16-7 record. He also has a 1.14 WHIP. Price has faced Houston batters 169 times. Unlike most every other starting pitcher versus the Astros, Price has had success, holding Houston batters to 39 hits from 169 at-bats. He’s struck out 56 of those Astro batters.

Team Statistics

  • Runs/G: 5.41
  • BA: .268
  • OPS: .792
  • HR: 208
  • SB: 125
  • ERA: 3.76
  • WHIP: 1.25
  • KS: 1,558
  • Quality Starts: 67
  • Errors: 76

Final MLB Betting Analysis for Astros vs Red Sox

Houston and Boston send two of their top starters to the mound for Game 2 on Sunday. Cole has had a great season throwing for the Astros, but Boston’s David Price has better stats against the batters he faces on Sunday. The problem with backing Price is if you do, you’re counting on a bounce back performance after Price lasted 1.2 innings against the New York Yankees in a 2-6 loss during the ALDS. Before writing Price off, it’s important to note that he never pitches well against the Yankees. He always throws well versus the Astros. Price should throw well enough to keep it close before Boston’s bats heat up. Once that happens, Price will the leave the mound with Boston ahead. The Red Sox are the play to win ALCS Game 2. ALCS Game 2 Pick: Boston Red Sox  
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