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Red Sox and Astros look to cash sixth straight over in ALCS Game 6

by Mike Spector | Red Sox Correspondent |
Fri, Oct 22nd 7:26am EDT

The over has cashed in the first five games of the ALCS matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros, and they bring that over streak into tonight's Game 6.

Betting Impact:

The over/under for Game 6 is nine runs, per BettingPros consensus odds. Houston's bats exploded at precisely the right time in Games 4 and 5. The Astros, at one point, scored 15 unanswered runs, with the last eight runs of Game 4 and the first seven runs of Game 5. Boston's offense is reeling after batting .131 as a team in their last two games, and they are 0-for-13 in their previous 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox are 17-7 in 24 playoff games under manager Alex Cora. Before their Game 5 loss, they had never lost back-to-back postseason games with Cora as manager and had a run differential of +32 in those games. Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi. was rocked in a relief performance in Game 4, allowing four earned runs in 0.2 innings. However, though that appearance was similar to a bullpen session, it was a tough ask for Eovaldi to break from his usual routine and get warm much more quickly than when he prepared to start a game. Aside from that rough relief outing, Eovaldi is 2-0 this postseason and has allowed an OBA of .200. Eovaldi is opposed by Houston's Luis Garcia, who left after the first inning of his Game 2 start with a knee strain.

Game: BOS at HOU Fri Oct 22nd, 8:08pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends