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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Predictions, Odds, Preview

October 15, 2021
Jonathan Willis
MLB Expert

Game 1 of the ALCS sees the Boston Red Sox travel to Houston to take on the Astros. Opening pitch is set for 8:07 p.m. ET and will air on FOX from Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Game 1 Predictions

The Houston Astros have now made the ALCS for the fifth straight season. Houston is 2-2 over its last four trips to this point, making it to the World Series in 2017 and 2019, and falling in 2018 and 2020. They are favored to continue their trend of making the Fall Classic in odd-numbered years, but the Boston Red Sox have the hottest bats in baseball over the last couple weeks

There should be plenty of runs scored in Game 1 of this series. Chris Sale has struggled in his recent outings, while the Red Sox are the hottest hitting team in baseball. Houston has an intimidating lineup that should be able to put some runs past the plate on Sale, but Boston will perform a little better at the dish and strike the opening blow.

Score Prediction

Red Sox 6, Astros 5

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