Astros vs Phillies Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for 2022 MLB World Series Game 5
Astros vs Phillies Game 5 Info
2022 MLB Playoffs — World Series Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)
Houston Astros (106-56, 51-30 Away) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 47-34 Home)
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Time: 8:03 p.m. ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia, PA
The 2022 World Series have been an entertaining ride. The Philadelphia Phillies entered Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead, but things are now tied 2-2 after four Houston Astros pitchers combined for a no-hitter, resulting in a 5-0 victory for Houston on Wednesday.
The World Series is essentially best-of-3 at this point as Game 5 is slated for Thursday at 8:03 p.m. ET. Can the Astros use their momentum to take the 3-2 series lead? Or will the Phillies put the no-hitter behind them and put things back in their favor?
Astros vs Phillies Odds & Spread
All MLB postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: HOU: (-156) | PHI: (+132)
Spread: HOU: -1.5 (+108) | PHI: +1.5 (-130)
Total: 7.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
The Astros enter this contest as a slight road favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -156 moneyline odds with +108 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7.5 runs, with the under being favored at -115 odds.
Astros vs Phillies Prediction & Pick
After Wednesday's no-hitter, Houston turns to Justin Verlander on the mound. The two-time Cy Young winner gave up five runs on six hits over five innings in Game 1's 6-5 loss, meaning Verlander is now 0-6 with a 6.07 ERA in eight World Series appearances.
Philadelphia will counter with Noah Syndergaard. The former MLB All-Star has yet to play in this World Series but is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in eight career postseason appearances (five starts). He also allowed only one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings in this year's NLDS and NLCS combined.
Despite how impressive the Astros were in Game 4, it's too hard to trust them here due to Verlander's World Series history. The Phillies also haven't lost back-to-back games yet this postseason and are 14-5 in their last 19 home games, so I like Philly to rebound with a win tonight.
Final Score Prediction: Astros: 2 | Phillies: 5
Astros vs Phillies Probable Starting Pitchers
Houston will look to Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA) in Game 5 while Philadelphia will hand the ball to Noah Syndergaard (10-10, 3.94 ERA).
Astros vs Phillies Betting Trends
- Houston is 3-10 straight up in its last 13 road games against Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia is 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Houston's last seven games as the favorite.
- The total has hit the under in six of Philadelphia's last nine games against the AL West.
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