Only two teams are left standing in the 2022 MLB Playoffs as the Philadelphia Phillies meet the Houston Astros in the World Series. Baseball fans are in for a treat as this matchup is full of stars. Managers Rob Thomson and Dusty Baker will look to lead their respective club to the title.
Philadelphia's run to an NL Pennant has been fueled by raucous crowd support and clutch hits. The Phillies are 5-0 at home this postseason and got by the San Diego Padres in the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Astros are no stranger to the World Series. This will be the franchise's fourth appearance in the last six years as Houston took down the New York Yankees in the ALCS.
Phillies vs Astros TV Schedule and Start Times
Below is the full official schedule for the Phillies vs Astros World Series matchup.
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 28 at Minute Maid Park (FOX - TBD)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 29 at Minute Maid Park (FOX - TBD)
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 31 at Citizens Bank Park (FOX - TBD)
Game 4: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Citizens Bank Park (FOX - TBD)
Game 5: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Citizens Bank Park (FOX - TBD) if necessary
Game 6: Friday, Nov. 5 at Minute Maid Park (FOX - TBD) if necessary
Game 7: Saturday, Nov. 6 at Minute Maid Park (FOX - TBD) if necessary
Phillies vs Astros Betting Odds
The following MLB Playoffs odds are provided by FanDuel Sportsbook. Oddsmakers give Houston the edge in Game 1 on Friday night with -164 moneyline odds, whereas Philadelphia is listed at +138.
For the series, the Astros hold -180 odds to win it all while the Phillies maintain a +150 figure. FanDuel Sportsbook also lists some other series prop bets, including correct series score and an over/under on total games played.
Total Games: 4 Games (+550) | 5 Games (+280) | 6 games (+205) | 7 games (+215)
Series Betting: Phillies: 4-0 (+1100) | 4-1 (+750) | 4-2 (+500) | 4-3 (+550)
Series Betting: Astros: 4-0 (+650) | 4-1 (+400) | 4-2 (+350) | 4-3 (+350)
Phillies vs Astros Probable Pitchers
Note: The Phillies and Astros have yet to release their official probable pitchers. The below is a projection outlined from MLB insider Corey Seidman.
Phillies: Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA)
Astros: Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA)
Phillies: Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA)
Astros: Fraber Valdez (17-6, 2.82 ERA)
Phillies vs Astros Prediction & Pick
These two teams have gotten to the World Series in different ways. The Astros have yet to lose a single game in the postseason and have leaned on their pitching staff to get the job done. Houston allowed only 6 earned runs over four games against the Yankees and logged a stellar 50 strikeouts.
The Phillies have relied on their ability to smash the baseball. Philadelphia has racked up 16 home runs across 11 playoff contests and are getting hot at the exact right time. These two teams met for one series during the regular season and it was the Astros that took two out of three games at home.
Houston is just the third team in MLB history to sweep their way to the World Series with a 7-0 start to the postseason. However, the 2007 Colorado Rockies and 2015 Kansas City Royals then failed to capture the trophy. I'll side with the Phillies in what should be an hard-fought series until the very end.
Final Series Prediction: Phillies Win 4-3
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