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Lo Duca’s ALCS Game 3 Betting Preview: Will Red Sox-Astros Go Over Again?

Oct 16, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

Tommy Glligan, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Dallas Keuchel

Betting odds: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros

  • Red Sox moneyline: +118
  • Astros moneyline: -131
  • Over/Under: 8.5 (+105/-125)
  • First pitch: 5:09 p.m. ET
  • Channel: TBS

>> All odds as of 12:30 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your bets

Both games in the ALCS have gone over the total, and bettors clearly expect Game 3 to follow suit as 71% of the bets on the total are on Over 8.5 (see live betting data here).

It makes sense on the surface that the majority of bettors believe there will be nine or more runs in this game. Both offenses have looked good in the first two games, and the pitching matchup in Game 3 pales in comparison to the two matchups we saw at Fenway.

We’ve got two very different pitchers on the mound on Tuesday evening. The Red Sox will turn to the flamethrowing Nathan Eovaldi, who is coming off a stellar Game 4 performance against the Yankees last week, while the Astros will start ground-ball king Dallas Keuchel, who fits the “soft-tossing lefty” mold.


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