Astros Vs Red Sox: ALCS Game 2 Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – October 16, 2021

Written By Staff on October 16, 2021

Kike Hernandez leads the Boston Red Sox (92-70) into a matchup with the Houston Astros (95-67) a game after he homered twice in a 5-4 loss to the Astros. It begins at 4:20 PM ET on Saturday. Luis Garcia starts for Houston (-120 to win) while Boston (+100) will counter with Nathan Eovaldi.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 16, 2021, 4:00 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Garcia (HOU) Pitcher Eovaldi (BOS)
11 – 8 W/L 11 – 9
155.1 IP 182.1
3.24 ERA 3.75
1.160 WHIP 1.180
9.7 K/9 9.6
2.8 BB/9 1.6

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • Garcia gets the start for the Astros, his 29th of the season. He is 11-8 with a 3.24 ERA and 167 strikeouts over 155 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Monday against the White Sox, when he threw 2 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has the second-ranked slugging percentage (.449) and is 10th in MLB play with 219 home runs. They have a collective .261 batting average, and are third in the league with 1434 total hits and fifth in MLB play scoring 829 runs.
  • The Astros have a 13-9 record in Garcia’s 22 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 16, 2021 at 4:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Verdugo 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Rafael Devers 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Renfroe 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Danny Santana 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
J.D. Martinez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Xander Bogaerts 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christian Vázquez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Kike Hernández 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Red Sox Probable Starter Nathan Eovaldi

  • The Red Sox will hand the ball to Eovaldi (11-9) for his 33rd start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw five innings against the Rays, giving up two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The Astros are batting .268 this season, first in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .445 (third in the league) with 221 home runs.
  • His team has been victorious in 33.3% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 2-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 16, 2021 at 4:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Eovaldi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Altuve 22 .318 7 3 3 .375 1.148
Carlos Correa 19 .316 6 0 1 .350 .666
Michael Brantley 10 .200 2 0 2 .250 .550
Yuli Gurriel 9 .111 1 0 1 .111 .333
Alex Bregman 9 .556 5 1 2 .636 1.858
Martín Maldonado 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Kyle Tucker 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Yordan Alvarez 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.500
Aledmys Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros’ offense is averaging 5.3 runs in home games while scoring 5.4 per game away from Minute Maid Park.
  • The Astros score the most runs in baseball (863 total, 5.3 per game).
  • The Astros are 82-53 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 60.7% of those games).
  • Houston has an 80-45 record (winning 64% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Houston has played in 162 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 83 times (83-69-10).
  • Houston played as the moneyline favorite in nine of its last 10 games, and went 4-5 in those matchups.
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have scored the fifth-most runs in the league this season with 829.
  • In 84 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.5 runs per contest compared to the 5.8 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Red Sox have won 27 out of the 53 games, or 50.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Boston has entered 44 games this season as the underdog by +100 or more and is 22-22 in those contests.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 73 of their 162 games with a total this season.
  • Boston has been the underdog once in the past 10 games and lost that contest.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Kyle Tucker has 37 doubles, three triples, 30 home runs and 53 walks while batting .294.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Tucker’s .294 AVG ranks 17th, and his .557 SLG ranks 10th.
  • Yuli Gurriel’s .319 batting average is a team-high mark.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Gurriel ranks 12th in hits (169), second in AVG (.319), and sixth in OBP (.383).

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 601 .278 117 31 83 .350 .839
Carlos Correa 555 .279 104 26 92 .366 .851
Yordan Alvarez 537 .277 92 33 104 .346 .877
Yuli Gurriel 530 .319 83 15 81 .383 .845
Kyle Tucker 506 .294 83 30 92 .359 .916
Michael Brantley 469 .311 68 8 47 .362 .799
Martín Maldonado 373 .172 40 12 36 .272 .572
Alex Bregman 348 .270 54 12 55 .355 .777
Aledmys Díaz 294 .259 28 8 45 .317 .722
Chas McCormick 284 .257 47 14 50 .319 .766

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers is batting .281 this season with a team-high 38 home runs and 115 RBI.
  • Devers ranks 18th in hits (166), eighth in SLG (.541), 10th in HR (38), and fourth in RBI (115) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Devers is batting .348 with two homers during his five-game hitting streak.
  • J.D. Martinez has collected 162 hits this season and has an OBP of .348. He’s slugging .516 on the year.
  • Martinez ranks 25th in hits (162), 24th in AVG (.284), first in SLG (.516), and 21st in RBI (99) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 591 .281 101 38 115 .354 .895
J.D. Martínez 570 .284 92 28 99 .348 .864
Alex Verdugo 544 .289 88 13 63 .351 .777
Xander Bogaerts 529 .295 90 23 79 .370 .863
Hunter Renfroe 521 .259 89 31 96 .315 .816
Kiké Hernández 508 .250 84 20 60 .337 .786
Christian Vázquez 458 .258 51 6 49 .308 .660
Bobby Dalbec 417 .240 50 25 78 .298 .792
Kyle Schwarber 399 .266 76 32 71 .374 .928
Travis Shaw 178 .191 14 6 28 .279 .616

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