Red Sox ALCS Game 5 Today: Red Sox vs Astros Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV Channel for October 20
After one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise postseason history, the Red Sox need a big angry win on Wednesday.
The Astros issued a combined seven walks to the Sox, and the only time they capitalized on it was Xander Bogaerts’ two-run homer, which drove in Rafael Devers. They never scored again.
Astros Game 1 starter Framber Valdez is back on the mound opposite Chris Sale. Valdez is the only Astros starter who pitched 2+ innings in this series, though the Sox did score two runs off him.
What Time is the Red Sox Game Today?
First pitch today is scheduled for 5:08 PM ET.
What Channel is the Red Sox Game on Today?
Today’s Red Sox game is available on FOX and MLB.TV (blackout restrictions may apply).
Red Sox vs Astros Odds Today
Despite Tuesday’s loss and the pitching matchup, the Red Sox are once again favored on the moneyline -122 (bet $122 to win $100) to the Astros +112 (bet $100 to win $112).
The spread has Boston -1.5 at +165 (bet $100 to win $165) and Houston +1.5 at -185 (bet $100 to win $185).
If you’re into betting on runs, the over/under tonight is 9.5 with the over -115 (bet $115 to win $100) and the under -105 (bet $105 to win $100).
Red Sox Pitcher Today: Chris Sale
The Red Sox need the old Chris Sale on the mound tonight like fish need water and humans need oxygen.
In his start of Game 1, Sale went 2 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk. He struck out two and hit a batter, but mitigated any real damage.
However, the Red Sox are 0-4 in postseason games against the Astros in which Sale has pitched. Hopefully, they can change that tonight.
Red Sox Starting Lineup
Check back later for today’s lineup!
Red Sox vs Astros Prediction Today
Astros take over again, and bring a series lead back to Houston.
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