Citizens Bank Park will host one of the games in the 2022 MLB World Series between the Astros vs Phillies, with Game 4 appearing to be a game in which the home team will attempt to extend its lead.
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Predictions and Betting Preview for the Astros vs Phillies MLB World Series Game 4 on November 02, 2022
- Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- When: Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 8:03 PM E.T.
Betting on the Houston Astros
- Regular Season Record: 113-56
- Regular season vs Phillies: 2-1
- Runline of BetMGM: +150
- Moneyline of BetMGM: -115
- Over/Under from BetMGM (7.5): -105 / -115
The Houston Astros recorded yesterday their second-worst loss of the entire season, and surely a World Series was not the ideal setting to suffer such a defeat. Moreover, their starter for that game, Lance McCullers Jr., etched his name in history – albeit for the wrong reasons – as the first pitcher to allow five homers in a postseason game.
Cristian Javier, who is expected to take the mound for Houston as the starter, will hope to do better than his teammate to help his team level the series. There is reason to believe that this will be the case, since he limited the Yankees to 1 hit and no runs in his previous appearance this postseason.
Starting pitcher: Cristian Javier (11-9, 148.2 IP, 2.54 ERA, 0.95 WHIP / 2-0, 6.2 IP, 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP in postseason).
Injured: Michael Brantley (shoulder), Jason Castro (knee), Josh James (forearm).
Betting on the Philadelphia Phillies
- Regular Season record: 87-75
- Regular season vs. Astros: 1-2
- Runline of Unibet: -195
- Moneyline of Unibet: -107
- Over/Under from Unibet (7.5): +102 / -122
The Philadelphia Phillies retook the lead in this series at a packed Citizens Bank Park that supported them from start to finish. In the process, they made history by becoming the first team since 1903 to hit five homers in a World Series game, and only the fourth team in history to accomplish that feat.
The shutout of the Astros was the result of a solid performance by starter Ranger Suarez, accompanied by a bullpen that continues to be the Phillies’ best weapon in addition to their offense. Surely Aaron Nola will have asked Suárez for some advice for this matchup, since in his previous performance in this series he allowed 6 hits and 5 clean runs in 4.1 innings, and now he will try to make amends for his mistakes.
Starting Pitcher: Aaron Nola (11-13, 205.0 IP, 3.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP / 2-1, 21.2 IP, 4.57 ERA, 1.25 WHIP in postseason)
Injured: Corey Knebel (shoulder), Kent Emmanuel (shoulder), Damon Jones (shoulder), Simon Muzziotti (kneecap), James McArthur (elbow).
Given the starters, this Game 4 appears to be entirely stacked in favor of the Houston Astros, but playing at home could be exactly what Aaron Nola needs to find his best self.
Even though Nola has allowed a total of 11 runs in his last two appearances, the Phillies’ starter has allowed just one clean run in his last 29.2 innings at Citizens Bank Parkand this home ERA could suit his team like a glove.
However, Javier is likely to offer much greater resistance than McCullers Jr. and it’s noteworthy that Houston’s bullpen allowed no runs after yesterday’s disastrous performance by its starter.If the data is anything to go by, this clash could have fewer races than the total assigned by the bookmakers.
Prediction: Under (HOU 2 – PHI 3)
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