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Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | Oct 29 2022

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros
The American flag is unfurled during the national anthem beforeGame 1 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Action in the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series resumes on Saturday when the Phillies vs Astros meet in the second game of the series.

The Philadelphia team was responsible for striking the first blow this Friday, after winning over Houston, 6-5, after 10 innings. Today, at JefeBet we bring you the best preview of this game 2 of the 2022 MLB World Series between Phillies vs Astros..

Predictions and Betting Preview for the Phillies vs Astros MLB World Series Game 2 on October 29, 2022

Phillies vs Astros Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Where: Minute Maid Park – Houston, Texas.
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:03 PM E.T.

Odds provided by BetMGM.

Betting on the Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies vs Astros Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Season record: 96-77 (3rd LN wild card).
  • World Series: 1-0.
  • Runline: (+1.5, -182).
  • BetMGM Moneyline: (+120).
  • Over/Under: 7.

The Phillies have already completed the first task in the series by winning at least one road game against the favorite team.

The Astros blitzed Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola early in the game, scoring five runs in the first three innings, but their high-powered offense had other plans.

Led by the star of the game, catcher J.T. Realmuto, Rob Thomson’s team scored three runs against Justin Verlander in the fourth and two more in the fifth inning, the result of a double by Realmuto himself, to even the scoreboard.

The game would go to extra innings, where the catcher hit a tiebreaking home run in the tenth act to put his team on top and back up a great job by the Phillies’ relievers, who pitched 5.2 blank innings with only four hits allowed.

Another good news for Philadelphia, in addition to the victory, is that in the second game they will have their best arm in recent weeks, Zack Wheeler, on the mound. This will be his first postseason appearance. The 32-year-old right-hander pitched at least six episodes in each of his four starts in the previous series and has an ERA of 1.78 by allowing just five runs in 25.1 innings.

Starting pitcher: Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA at RR / 1-1, 1.78 ERA at Post.).

Injured: No injuries reported.

Betting on the Houston Astros

Phillies vs Astros Predictions Picks Betting Odds
  • Season record: 113-56 (West LA Division Leader).
  • World Series: 0-1.
  • Runline: (-1.5, +150).
  • BetMGM Moneyline: (-143).
  • Over/Under: 7.

The Astros were dealt a tough blow on Friday after being defeated at home despite having a big lead at the beginning of the game.

The home team scored two runs in the second act and three more in the third thanks to two home runs by Kyle Tucker, one solo and the other with two men on base, which seemed to put the game away for the season.

However, once again, Justin Verlander looked shaky this postseason and was no match for the high-powered Phillies’ offense, which has wreaked havoc throughout the playoffs. The right-hander ended up allowing six hits and five runs in five innings pitched.

From then on, Philadelphia’s relievers overpowered the Astros hitters, who finished the game 8-2 with men in scoring position, including two missed turns in the tenth inning with a man on second that represented the tying run.

For Game 2 of the series, manager Dusty Baker announced Dominican Framber Valdez as the starter. In this postseason, the right-hander allowed just two clean runs in 12.2 innings pitched with three walks and 15 strikeouts; meanwhile, in the regular season, he opened a game against the Phillies in which he pitched five shutout innings with 10 strikeouts.

Starting pitcher: Framber Valdez (17-6, 2.82 ERA at RR / 1-0, 1.42 ERA at Post.).

Injured: No injuries reported.

JefeBet Prediction

Zack Wheeler has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the postseason, but it looks pretty tough to think that the Astros will go to Philadelphia with the series down 0-2 with Framber Valdez on the mound.

Yes, the Phillies punished Verlander, but the veteran pitcher hasn’t been as consistent as the Dominican, who also overpowered the Phillies during the regular season. Moreover, this is the first time in Wheeler’s career that he will face Houston and will have to pitch in a stadium as difficult as Minute Maid Park.

Prediction: Astros to win (PHI 3 – HOU 4).

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