Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 31 (10/31): MLB
- Lm Tipster
- Oct 31, 2022, 9:22:12 AM
|Time||8:03 p.m. EST|
|Phillies money line||+113|
|Phillies run line||+1.5 (-150)|
|Astros money line||-135|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+130)|
|Over / under||8|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||52-34||54-30|
|Last 10 record||8-2||9-1|
|Over / under record||89-79-7||63-96-12|
|Runs / game||4.61||4.36|
|Runs allowed / game||4.20||4.05|
The Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet again to play the Game 3 of the World Series at the Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Astros bounced back took the win 5-2 in Game 2 to tie the series 1-1. Framber Valdez pitched 6.1 strong innings allowing only 1 run.
The Phillies get to this game with a 97-78 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.61 runs per game. They're batting for .253 AVG, 747 runs scored in 1392 hits and 205 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the NY Mets. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 46 home runs and 94 RBI while Alec Bohm is batting for .281 avg.
Defensively they are allowing 4.20 runs per game and rank #13 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 2.82 ERA, 163 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded for the Phillies.
Probable Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard (10-10, 3.94 ERA)
Syndergaard will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Phillies.He has thrown 5.1 innings across three appearances this postseason, with his three innings Oct. 15 against Atlanta representing his postseason high. Syndergaard has given up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four over that span. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 2.89 and 4 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 114-57 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. They're averaging 4.55 runs and batting for .246 AVG, 737 runs scored in 1341 hits and 214 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .304 avg with 37 home runs and 97 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.23 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.75 ERA, 185 strikeouts and 18 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA)
McCullers Jr. will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. He pitched five innings against the Yankees on Oct. 23. McCullers has given up three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out 13 over 11 innings in two postseason starts. He has given up 1 run on 6 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings against the Phillies in his career. He has been charged with the loss.
Houston are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
Houston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Houston are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia..
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games.
Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The Phillies offense finally was dominated by Valdez and the Astros but they return home where they scored and average of 6 runs per game in their last 3 games there. Noah Syndergaard will take the mound for this game who pitched only 3 innings in his last start in the playoffs vs Braves allowing 1 run and struggled against the Astros the last time he faced them. The Astros have been on fire at bat as they have averaged 4.4 runs per game in their last 10 games. Lance McCullers Jr. will take the mound who struggled in his last start in the postseason but dominated the Phillies earlier this season holding them to only 1 run across 6.1 innings. It's hard to go with the road team in the postseason but the Astros are on fire and have the better pitcher on the mound. Take the Astros.
PICK: Astros ML (-135)
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