- The Houston Astros are (-112) betting favorites over the Chicago White Sox.
- The Milwaukee Brewers have (+145) odds on the runline against the Atlanta Braves.
- The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox have a total of 7.5 runs.
- The San Francisco Giants are (EVEN) underdogs to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
HOUSTON – All remaining teams in the MLB postseason will be in action on Friday night as the ALDS teams play their second games while the NLDS series will begin.
Houston Astros Vs. Chicago White Sox: Houston ML (-112)
The Houston Astros will look to take a 2-0 series lead over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Regulated betting sites are giving Houston slightly shorter odds in the matchup but they could be deserving of a larger odds discrepancy.
Astros Vs. White Sox Moneyline Odds
- Houston Astros -112
- Chicago White Sox -108
Heading into Game 1 of the series, the Astros were 5-2 in the season series with an average winning score of 6.8-1.8. That more or less held true as Houston took the 1-0 series lead on the backing of a 6-1 victory. Nothing has changed aside from potentially a slight advantage to Chicago in starting pitching, but until the White Sox prove they’re capable of beating the Astros they should be avoided for moneyline bets.
The first pitch is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. EST and can be seen on the MLB Network.
Atlanta Braves Vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Brewers Runline (+145)
The Milwaukee Brewers will send Corbin Burnes to the mound for Game 1 against the Atlanta Braves in what projects to be a favorable matchup for him. He led the MLB with a 12.6 K/9 in the regular season and will be facing a team who is striking out at the third-highest rate in the MLB over the last month.
Braves Vs. Brewers Runline Odds
- Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 +145
- Atlanta Braves +1.5 -170
Those betting on the MLB may not be able to get Burnes at a better price for as long as the Brewers can stay in the playoffs and there surely won’t be a better matchup for him. Even if this bet loses it was worth the risk.
The game will have coverage at 4:37 p.m. EST on TBS.
Boston Red Sox Vs. Tampa Bay Rays: OVER 7.5 (EVEN)
Chris Sale is pitching for the Boston Red Sox and Shane Baz is the projected starter for the Tampa Bay Rays. While both have good numbers, it’s come in a limited sample size. Plus, Sale has allowed 16 hits and seven runs in his 9.2 innings against the Rays this season.
Red Sox Vs. Rays Total Odds
- OVER 7.5 EVEN
- UNDER 7.5 -120
Both offenses were among the league’s best to close the season as they were top five in wOBA, wRC+, and SLG as well as top 10 in BA and OBP. Further, these teams played one another 20 times this season and have seen an average total of 10.8 runs per game.
Tune in to FS1 at 7:02 p.m. EST to see the start of the game.
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. San Francisco Giants: SF Giants ML (EVEN)
There has been a recurring trend on the sportsbooks of undervaluing the San Francisco Giants in relation to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite holding a multi-game advantage for most of the season, the Giants were underdogs to win the NL West until the season had about 10 games remaining. The trend of overvaluing Los Angeles continues into their series.
Giants Vs. Dodgers Moneyline Odds
- San Francisco Giants EVEN
- Los Angeles Dodgers -120
How many times does San Francisco need to prove they are the best team in the MLB? They compiled the best record in the league, won the head-to-head series against the Dodgers in the regular season, and are still labeled as underdogs.
The game will begin at 9:37 p.m. EST and can be seen on TBS.
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