Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies – MLB – World Series Game 1 Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The World Series opens between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park on Friday, beginning at 8:03 PM ET.

The Astros are favored at home (-166) against the Phillies (+142). The Houston Astros will hand the ball to Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA), who is looking for win No. 19 on the season, and the Phillies will counter with Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA). The total for this game is set at 6.5.

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Astros vs. Phillies Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Houston went 7-1 across the eight games it was a moneyline favorite in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.
  • Houston has a 5-5-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

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  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Philadelphia has a record of 5-2.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Phillies and their opponents are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Over its last 10 games, Philadelphia is 7-3-0 against the spread.

Astros vs. Phillies Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Justin Verlander

  • The Astros have gone 18-12-0 against the spread when Verlander starts.
  • The Astros have been favored on the moneyline in 28 of Verlander’s starts this season, and they went 21-7 in those matchups.
  • In Verlander’s 28 starts, his team is 22-8.
  • Verlander’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in eight of 30 games.

Projected starter: Aaron Nola

  • Nola’s team is 15-20-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • His team has won 25% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (2-6).
  • In games Nola has started, his team is 17-18.
  • Games started by Nola have a 18-17-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez paces the Astros with 37 home runs while racking up a team-high batting average of .306.
  • In MLB play, Alvarez ranks sixth in homers and 15th in RBI.
  • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 87 walks while batting .259.
  • Bregman ranks 50th in homers and 21st in RBI this year.
  • Bregman takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .348 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has 39 doubles, 28 home runs and 66 walks while batting .298.
  • Altuve brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .125 with a double and two walks.
  • Kyle Tucker has put up 107 runs batted in to pace his team.

Phillies Batting Leaders

  • Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia in home runs with 46 and runs batted in with 94.
  • In all of MLB, Schwarber is second in homers and 19th in RBI.
  • J.T. Realmuto has 138 hits and an OBP of .340 to go with a slugging percentage of .476 this season.
  • Realmuto ranks 55th in homers and 33rd in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Realmuto takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .235 with a home run, three walks and an RBI.
  • Rhys Hoskins has 145 hits this season and a slash line of .246/.332/.462.
  • Hoskins has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with four home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
  • Alec Bohm leads Philadelphia in batting average (.278) this season while adding 13 home runs and 72 RBI.

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