Zylbert: Can Chris Sale Atone For Last Year’s ALDS Opposite Astros?

Oct 13, 2018 06:11 PM EDT

Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Fenway Park.

Betting odds: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox (ALCS Game 1)

  • Over/Under: 7.5
  • First Pitch: 8:09 p.m. ET (TBS)
  • Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (16-9, 2.52 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (12-4, 2.11 ERA)

Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Betting Record
Regular Season: 102-73-4, +21.35 units
Postseason: 3-5-1, -2.9 units
Yesterday’s Result: Dodgers-Brewers Under 7.5, Kershaw vs. Gonzalez (loss)

*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit

In Game 1 of this year’s American League Championship Series, there will be two starting pitchers who know each other very well squaring off to commence this rematch between AL powerhouses.

Of course, it was in last year’s ALDS when these two clubs first hooked up in postseason play — with Houston easily dispatching the AL East champs en route to ultimately securing their first title in franchise history.

Does a similar outcome await in 2018?


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