MLB Odds: Red Sox-Astros in ALCS Game 5. The Houston Astros have swung the American League Championship Series in their favor. Even though they lost Game 2 to the Boston Red Sox (+109 at home at Bovada) on Sunday, the defending World Series champs still have home-field advantage after taking the opener. They’ll host the next three games in a row, including Game 5 on Thursday; TBS has the coverage at 8:09 PM ET.
Now that he’s been released from hospital and is ready to rejoin the Boston Red Sox, Chris Sale (2.11 ERA) is presumably in line to start Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros. Thursday’s first pitch is at 8:09 PM ET on TBS. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
By splitting the first two games at Fenway, the Astros (103-59, minus-1.81 betting units during the regular season) find themselves on top of the World Series odds list at press time, checking in as +170 favorites. Boston (108-54, plus-31.11 units), on the other hand, are still in third place at +290 despite Sunday’s victory – and despite enjoying their best-ever regular season in terms of wins.
The starting pitchers for Game 5 have yet to be determined, although Houston have already pegged Dallas Keuchel for Game 3 on Tuesday, and Charlie Morton for Game 4 on Wednesday. The Red Sox will go with Nathan Eovaldi for Game 3; while they have yet to fill out their rotation beyond that, Chris Sale (stomach illness) could start Game 5 after he was released from hospital on Monday.