World Series game 3 lines show the Astros as a -132 road favorite. As a favorite, the Astros are 102-45 (69.39%) +1297 units, including their 6-1 postseason mark. As a road favorite, Dusty Baker’s team is 43-20 (68.25%). The Phillies are just 32-35 as an underdog in 2022, but that was good enough to profit 551 units. Rob Thompson’s team has been a juggernaut as an underdog this postseason, winning 6 of 9 games outright. The MLB schedule has game four scheduled for Tuesday at 8:03 pm ET.
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Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Astros Hope to Continue Massive Early Lead Trend
The series is tied at one, but the Astros clubhouse knows that they should lead 2-0 after blowing a 5-0 lead in game one. In game two, Houston once again jumped out to a 5-0 lead with some rare first-inning offense in support of Framber Valdez who held the Phillies to one earned run into the seventh inning.
Before game two, Houston had managed just three first-inning hits in 27 postseason innings. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the start in game three (4-2, 2.27era). When the right-hander gets the start, bettors are a combined 7-3, +152 units. Houston is 6-2 when McCullers starts as a favorite and a perfect 3-0 as a road favorite when the Tampa native gets the ball. Since 2017, Houston is 63-38 (62.38%) overall when McCullers starts. Let’s continue our Phillies vs Astros odds preview by digging into the Phillies.
Phil’s Hoping to Keep Home Streak Alive
The Fightin’ Phils are a perfect 5-0 at Citizens Bank Park this postseason, including 3-0 as a home dog this postseason. They’ll try to extend their unbeaten streak in game three behind right-hander Noah Syndergaard (10-10, 3.94 era) who has yet to receive a postseason decision, but his 1.69 era has been put on display what he’s meant to the former Whiz Kids.
With a hold, start, and the game finished to his October resume’ Syndergaard is going to be asked to do something he hasn’t managed to do since 2015, which is getting a postseason win. Philadelphia expects over 45,000 raucous fans to invade the metroplex tonight, and if you’ve never been to a game in Eastern Pennsylvania, let’s just say their presence will be felt through your television tonight. This may provide a huge advantage for the home team who have not faced the Astros at home since 2017.
Bettors Prefer Astros, Undecided on Total
That number was bet up to -135 for a few minutes but quickly came back to its opening number after a flurry of Phillie’s wagers.
The betting public has made it very clear who they feel is the obvious wager and that’s the Houston Astros. With 74% of the early money coming in on Houston along with 67% of the total tickets, you would think the line would move some but the consensus number still sits at Houston -132. That number was bet up to -135 for a few minutes but quickly came back to its opening number after a flurry of Phillie’s wagers.
To conclude our Astros, and Phillies odds preview, we suggest the under 8 is the sharp play here. Bettors have done under players a favor with 96% of the money coming in on the over, pushing it up to 8 after opening at 7.5. It’s difficult to understand how two teams who averaged nine runs in the first two games are such a definitive option for the public but we suspect that’s professional money considering the ticket count favors the under behind 67% of overall issued tickets. All the best and Happy Halloween!Follow us on Twitter