World Cup Series | Astros vs. Phillies Odds and Line
World Cup Series, the SportsLine model has unveiled its MLB choices for Game 5 of the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. The 2022 World Cup Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies starts on Thursday with Game 5. Though the stakes are mounting as the Fall Classic, which is now knotted 2-2, continues, it will be virtually hard to equal Game 4’s historic significance. The Astros pitched a combined no-hitter on Wednesday, just the second time one has been thrown in a World Series game, the previous being Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956. Following that impressive performance, the Astros will switch their rotation to the top and send Justin Verlander (1-0, 7.20 ERA in playoffs) to the mound as they attempt to reclaim a 3-2 series lead in Houston. Noah Syndergaard will get the start for the Phillies (0-0, 1.69 ERA).
The first pitch is scheduled at 8:03 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. In the most recent Astros vs. Phillies odds, Caesars Sportsbook has Houston as a -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100) on the money line. Philadelphia is the +135 underdog, while the total run total is set at 7.5. Before making any Phillies vs. Astros predictions, check out SportsLine’s proven computer model’s 2022 World Cup Series predictions.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it went 20-13 on top-rated MLB money-line selections in the 2022 World Series, returning more than $400. This is the same algorithm that predicted the 2021 Atlanta Braves as one of three best favorites to win the World Series last season at the World Cup Series. Anyone who has followed it has received enormous rewards.
The algorithm has now zeroed in on the Astros versus. Phillies matchup and has now unveiled its prized World Series 2022 choices and predictions. Visit SportsLine right now to see the model’s MLB predictions. The following are the MLB odds and World Series betting lines for the Phillies vs. the Astros:
- Money line for Astros vs. Phillies: Houston -160, Philadelphia +135
- Over/under for Astros vs. Phillies: 7.5 runs
- The run line for the Astros vs. the Phillies is as follows: -1.5 (+110) for Houston
- HOUSTON: The Astros have won 40 of their previous 52 Thursday games.
- The Phillies have gone 5-2 in their past seven postseason games.
- Astros vs. Phillies predictions: SportsLine has predictions.
Why you should root for the Astros
Houston’s ace, Justin Verlander, will make his second start of the series. He lost Game 1 and hasn’t been as dominating overall in the playoffs, but he had an 18-4 record with a league-best 1.75 ERA and WHIP of 0.83 in the regular season at the World Cup Series. Yuli Gurriel, the team’s first baseman, went 2-for-4 with an RBI and one stolen base on Wednesday night. In the series, Gurriel has five hits and is batting.313 against the Phillies. In 2022, he has nine hits in 11 postseason games. During the regular season, he hit.242 with eight home runs, 53 RBIs, and 53 runs scored.
Kyle Tucker, a left fielder, also contributes to Houston’s offense. Tucker drove in a run on Wednesday and is batting. In the series, he batted 286 with two home runs and five RBIs. Tucker was the Astros’ leading hitter this season, hitting. 257 at bats with 30 home runs, 107 RBI, and 71 runs scored. He has a career.275 batting average against right-handed pitchers.
Why you should root for the Phillies
After going hitless in Game 4, it’s easy to be critical of the Philadelphia attack. However, this lineup matched a World Series record with five home runs in Game 3’s triumph, proving that this offense can ramp up quickly. Bryce Harper has been the Phillies’ most complete hitter in the 2022 MLB playoffs, hitting.368 with an OPS of 1.199. He’s hit six home runs and driven in 13 runs. Rhys Hoskins has almost equal power figures, hitting deep six times and driving in a dozen.
Verlander is always a battle, but he’s been human in the playoffs. In Game 1, he was defeated by the Phillies after allowing five earned runs in five innings of work at the World Cup Series. He performed effectively against the Yankees in the ALCS, but he was hit for six earned runs in four innings against the Mariners in the ALDS, so Philadelphia should be confident that it can go back to scoring on Thursday.
Picking the Phillies vs. the Astros
SportsLine’s model favors the total, predicting 7.8 total runs. It also states that one side of the money line has the whole value. Only SportsLine has the model’s World Series Game 5 selection at World Cup Series.