World Series Game 2 odds, Same Game Parlay for Phillies vs Astros
Logan Riely/MLB Photos via Getty Images. Pictured: The Phillies celebrate their Game 1 victory.
- The Phillies and Astros meet on Saturday night in Game 2 of the World Series.
- There are plenty of ways to bet on this game, including the popular same-game parlay.
- Continue reading for a full breakdown of how to parlay tonight's game in Houston for optimal value.
Phillies vs. Astros Game 2 Odds
|Over/Under||7 (-110 / -110)|
|Time||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
The World Series began Friday in exciting fashion as the Philadelphia Phillies completed one of the best single-game comebacks in the history of the Fall Classic.
Before Friday, teams were 220-5 in World Series history when leading by at least five runs. In Justin Verlander’s career including regular season and postseason, he was 99-0 with a five-run lead and his team’s record in those games was 101-2. The Phillies also became the fourth team to complete two comebacks of four runs or more in a single postseason and the other three teams went on to win the World Series.
The Astros will try to send the series back to Philadelphia tied Saturday, but the favorites will have their backs against the wall in a hostile environment for Games 3, 4 and 5 of this series.
The Parlay (+330):
- Zack Wheeler 5+ Strikeouts
- Rhys Hoskins to Get a Hit
- Phillies Moneyline
Same-Game Parlay – Phillies vs. Astros Game 2
Zack Wheeler 5+ Strikeouts
Wheeler had a 26% K rate during the regular season. The Astros aren’t a strikeout-heavy team, but they do have four hitters in their projected lineup with at least a 24% K rate against right-handed pitching in Jeremy Pena, Trey Mancini, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado.
After using the bullpen a lot in Game 1, I expect Wheeler to pitch deep into the game here. In the NLCS, Wheeler was so dominant he didn’t even need 90 pitches to record eight strikeouts in both of his starts.
Rhys Hoskins to record a hit
The Phillies had a big comeback win Fridaynight, but Hoskins wasn’t a big part of it as he had just one hit and left three men on base.
The key here is the matchup with Framber Valdez, who is an extreme ground ball pitcher with a 67% ground ball percentage. Hoskins has the lowest ground ball percentage against left-handed pitching (29%) and highest fly ball percentage against left-handed pitching (45%) of anyone on the Phillies.
The public is still betting on the Astros as they consider Houston to be a truly great team that just had a misstep in Game 1. That’s where I disagree with the public.
The Astros have a great pitching staff with depth in the rotation and bullpen, but their lineup isn’t great. Jose Altuve has hit .108 in the playoffs while Yordan Alvarez is 3-for-25 since Game 2 of the ALDS. Trey Mancini, their trade deadline acquisition, is 0-for-16 in the playoffs.
It sounds simple, but you can’t win if you don’t score. If the Phillies hit, they’re going to win the World Series.