The American League Championship Series begins Friday in Houston between Red Sox and Astros. It is a best-of-seven sequence between two groups we have seen on this place loads of occasions, particularly just lately with the Astros (it is their fifth straight journey). This can be a rematch of the 2018 ALCS that the Purple Sox received.
As has been and can proceed to be the case, I am doing the sport picks over on SportsLine. I’ve gone 13-4-1 to date within the playoffs — and that was after an 0-1-1 (moneyline and over/below decide) begin within the AL wild card sport — so hop on over there and subscribe.
On this area, we’ll concentrate on props, the over/below and different enjoyable.
All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Featured Sport | Houston Astros vs. Boston Purple Sox
Over 8.5, -105
The Astros hit. They hit on the street, they hit at residence. They crush righties and lefties alike. They led the AL in runs, hits, common and on-base proportion whereas sitting third in slugging and being the second-hardest workforce to strikeout. They simply hit .288/.371/.432 with 31 runs scored in 4 video games within the ALDS.
In fact, the Purple Sox simply hit .341/.366/.549 with 26 runs in 4 video games of their ALDS and that got here in opposition to the highest pitching employees (by ERA) within the league. When at full power, that is an offense able to being probably the most highly effective in baseball.
Purple Sox starter Chris Sale had a 4.97 ERA in his final three regular-season begins and acquired shelled in Sport 2 of the ALDS. Astros starter Framber Valdez had a 3.94 ERA in his final 5 begins after which coughed up 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings in his ALDS begin.
I imagine the sequence as a complete will showcase a number of offense and it will get off to an awesome begin right here in Sport 1.
Astros 4 or extra runs after six innings, +145
As famous, I like the offenses right here, however I significantly love the Astros offense. They’ve a chip on their shoulder about folks citing 2017 and are out to show they need not cheat in an effort to bash the ball all around the park. They feast on excessive fastballs from lefties and, properly, hey Mr. Sale.
For what it is value, Sale has a horrible playoff historical past (7.27 ERA in 26 innings).
To piggyback on the “chip on their shoulder” level, Correa appears to be towards the highest of that record. He is been significantly outspoken recently (and he’s done his homework). He is additionally heading towards free company and has famous publicly that he thinks the Astros low-balled him with extension affords within the spring. He went out and had the perfect season of his profession (by WAR, and he is cited as a lot). Within the ALDS, he went 5 for 13 with two doubles and 4 RBI. He is no stranger to playoff homers. In actual fact, he has 17 profession postseason residence runs in 67 video games.
In Correa’s profession in opposition to Sale, he is 4 for 19. That is not precisely inspiring, however Sale is not in prime kind and I like that he is seen a lot of him. He does have a house run off of him, too. He’ll add one other in Sport 1 and get us a pleasant payday for it.
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