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Phillies vs Astros Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for 2022 MLB World Series Game 2

Devon Platana
Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for 2022 MLB World Series game 2.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for 2022 MLB World Series game 2. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum
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Phillies vs Astros Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — World Series Game 2 (PHI Leads 1-0)
Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 40-41 Away) vs. Houston Astros (106-56, 55-26 Home)
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 8:03 p.m. ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park — Houston, TX
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 World Series kicked off on Friday with plenty of drama. The Houston Astros led 5-0 after three innings, only for the Philadelphia Phillies to score six unanswered for the 6-5 victory and the 1-0 series lead on the road.

The defeat marked the Astros' first loss of the postseason, making it interesting to see how they bounce back. Can the Phillies figure out a way to take the 2-0 series lead? Or will the Astros use the home-field advantage to even things up before it's too late?

Phillies vs Astros Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (+120) | HOU: (-142)
Spread: PHI: +1.5 (-178) | HOU: -1.5 (+146)
Total: 7 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Astros enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -142 moneyline odds with +146 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7 runs, with the over being favored at -122 odds.

Phillies vs Astros Prediction & Pick

Having entered the World Series as underdogs, the Phillies need to do everything they can to take the 2-0 series lead. That means starting pitcher Zack Wheeler needs to be on top of his game. The 32-year-old veteran is 1-1 with a 1.78 ERA in four starts this postseason but has never faced Houston in his eight MLB seasons.

Meanwhile, the Astros hope that Framber Valdez has a better start than Justin Verlander did in Game 1. Valdez pitched seven scoreless innings in his lone start against the New York Yankees in the ALCS and didn't allow a run on two hits over fiving innings in a 3-2 victory against the Phillies back on Oct. 5.

Even though the Phillies feed off southpaws (.770 OPS vs. lefties, T-No. 4 in MLB), it's tough imagining a world where the Astros go down 0-2 in the World Series. Houston has been here before and knows how to get the job done on baseball's biggest stage, leading to my backing the Astros to win Game 2.

Final Score Prediction: Phillies: 3 | Astros: 5

Phillies vs Astros Probable Starting Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA) in Game 1 and the Houston Astros hand the ball to Framber Valdez (17-6, 2.82 ERA).

Phillies vs Astros Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 2-4 straight up in its last six road games against Houston.
- Houston is 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Philadelphia's last eight games played in October.
- The total has hit the over in six of Houston's last nine games against Philadelphia.

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