The 2022 World Series is now all tied up after the Houston Astros scored a 5-2 win in Game 2 at home. The series now heads to Philadelphia for the World Series game in the City of Brotherly Love in over a decade. With that said, check out our preview of Game 3 of Astros vs. Phillies 2022 World Series matchup.
Betting Preview for the Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Regular Season Game on October 31, 2022
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
When: Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:03 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Houston Astros (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 114-57
The Astros finally got the job done in Game 2 of the 2022 World Series, thanks to another performance by their offense. Houston did early damage by scoring three runs in the first inning to give Framber Valdez enough confidence on the mound. Valdez reciprocated that by tossing 6.1 innings of one-run ball while allowing just four hits and striking out nine in 104 pitchers. Up next on the hill for Houston is Lance McCullers Jr. The 29-year-old McCullers has a 0-0 record in two starts this postseason, but he has only allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits across 11.0 innings. Alex Bregman and rookie Jeremy Pena will look to lead the offense anew for Houston. Bregman is hitting .316 in the playoffs, while Pena is slashing /286/.302/.619 with three home runs and six RBI.
The Under is 5-0-1 in the Astros’ last 6 Monday games.
Betting on the Philadelphia Phillies (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 97-78
The Phillies failed in their bid for another comeback in Game 2, but they continue to expose some cracks in the Astros’ pitching staff, particularly Houston’s bullpen. As for their own pitching, the Phillies will turn to Noah Syndergaard, who takes the mound in Game 3. It will just be his second start this postseason. Thor has not been used long in his playoff appearances this year, but he has performed well, nonetheless. In 5.1 innings of total work so far in the playoffs, Syndergaard has allowed just an earned run on three hits while striking out four hitters. It’s also worth noting that the Astros’ current hitters have a collective career batting average of just .188 against Syndergaard.
The Over is 5-0-1 in the Phillies’ last six World Series games.
The Astros win, 7-4.
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