Perhaps the final game of this MLB World Series will take place in Houston on Saturday, November 5, and considering we had a lot of winning tips so far, you must check out the best Phillies vs. Astros betting pick and odds.
Philadelphia and Houston will play the sixth of a seven-game World Series at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are -145 moneyline favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at 7 runs. Houston won two of three H2H encounters in the regular season, while the Astros also lead 3-2 in the current series.
Phillies must win to prolong the World Series
After securing a big 7-0 victory in Game 3 and taking a 2-1 lead in the series, the Philadelphia Phillies lost the following two games to the Houston Astros at home, and now must get a win on Saturday, or their championship dreams will be over.
Philadelphia was never up in a Game 5 loss and although the hosts cut the deficit to 3-2 through Jean Segura’s RBI single in the 8th inning, they failed to tie and send the game to the extra inning. Kyle Schwarber blasted a solo home run in the 1st inning – his second homer of the series and fifth of the postseason. Noah Syndergaard took a loss after allowing two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Zack Wheeler (12-7, 1-2 in the playoffs) will start Game 6 of the World Series against Houston on Saturday. The 32-year-old right-hander had 26 starts this season and carries a 2.82 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 163/34 K/BB ratio in 153.0 innings.
Astros are one step away from winning the World Series
The Houston Astros came from behind to take a lead in the World Series. Houston was losing 2-1, but it seems that a 7-0 defeat in Game 3 had a positive impact on the Astros, who then responded with a no-hitter victory and a 3-2 W in Game 5. Winning back-to-back road games in the World Series is never easy, and the Astros will be full of confidence when they take on the Phillies at home in Game 6.
Jeremy Pena was one of the most deserving for a 3-2 victory over the Phillies. He opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning, and then hit a homer in the 4th, finishing the game with a game-high three hits. Justin Verlander took a win after surrendering a run on four hits with six strikeouts and four walks over 5.0 innings. Ryan Pressly earned his 5th save of the playoffs.
Framber Valdez (17-6, 2-0 in the playoffs) is named a starter for Game 6 of the World Series against Philadelphia on Saturday. The 28-year-old left-hander started 31 games this year and owns a 2.82 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 194/67 K/BB ratio across 201.1 innings of work.
- 4-10 in the last 14 interleague games
- 2-5 in the last seven vs. American League West rivals
- 0-4 in the last four interleague road games vs. a left-handed starter
- 5-1 in the last six playoff home games
- 10-2 in the last 12 playoff games
- 7-1 in the last eight games vs. a starter with a WHIP of less than 1.15
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros Pick
Zack Wheeler was the best Phillies starter this postseason until his previous start, which happened to be against the Astros in Game 2 of the series. He allowed four runs in 5.0 innings in a loss, while on the other hand, Framber Valdez dominated the Phillies in his latest start, allowing only a run across 6.1 innings. Valdez is allowing a .155 BA and didn’t let a single home run in 58 at-bats against Philadelphia’s batters, who will be eager to hit him up early on, but I don’t think it’ll happen. I am going with the Astros to close the World Series on Saturday.
Pick: Take the Astros to win (-145)
Only the opening game of this series was a high-scoring one, while the rest of them didn’t produce more than seven runs. I don’t think we will have a lot of runs on Saturday as well, mostly because of Framber Valdez, who allowed just three runs over 19.0 innings this postseason and has an excellent record against the Phillies. Wheeler did struggle in his previous start against Houston, but I do expect him to bounce back. After all, this is Philadelphia’s last chance to extend the series to seven games, and I am sure Zack will bring his A-game.
Pick: Go Under 7 runs (-110)