Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox: ALCS Game 1 Best Odds and Preview for October 15, 2021


By Claudio Fortuna | October 14, 2021, 8:45 am

The Houston Astros (95-67) host the Boston Red Sox (92-70) in the first game of the ALCS on Friday 8:07 PM ET at Minute Maid Park.

Neither team has listed a projected starter.

Best Odds for Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in which the Astros are currently the pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Astros vs Red Sox Moneyline Action

Astros vs Red Sox Moneyline Action
Astros Red Sox
% of Bets 82% 18%
% of Stake 60% 40%

Astros Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Astros have come away with 83 wins in the 135 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 85 of their 162 opportunities.
  • No team has scored more than the 863 runs the Astros have this season.
  • Houston has played as the favorite in nine of its past 10 games and has gone 4-5 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the total, the Astros and their opponents are 4-6 in their previous 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jose Siri 15 .304 .347 .609 4 9 14
Kyle Tucker 137 .294 .359 .557 30 92 149
Yordan Alvarez 144 .277 .346 .531 33 104 149
Carlos Correa 148 .279 .366 .485 26 92 155
Yuli Gurriel 141 .319 .383 .462 15 81 169
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Red Sox Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have been the underdog on the moneyline 55 total times this season. They’ve finished 28-27 in those games.
  • Boston has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 73 times this season for a 73-86-3 record against the over/under.
  • The Red Sox have the No. 5 offense in baseball scoring 5.1 runs per game (829 total runs).
  • Boston was named the moneyline underdog by oddsmakers only one time over the last 10 games, and lost that matchup.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Red Sox and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Kyle Schwarber 113 .266 .374 .554 32 71 106
Rafael Devers 156 .281 .354 .541 38 115 166
J.D. Martínez 148 .284 .348 .516 28 99 162
Xander Bogaerts 144 .295 .370 .493 23 79 156
Travis Shaw 25 .238 .319 .524 3 11 10

Pick for Astros vs. Red Sox

Bet split data provided by regulated betting sites combined with our in-depth statistical analysis points to the Astros being favored to win over the Red Sox.

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