Astros vs. Phillies odds, line: 2022 World Series Game 1 pick, predictions from a proven model on the 20-13 roll
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to stay warm as they bid for their first World Series title in 14 years when they face defending American League champion Houston Astros in Game 1 of the 2022 World Series on Friday. . The Phillies (87-75) held off the Milwaukee Brewers for the final Wild Card spot, then went on a tear, sweeping St. Louis 2-0, bouncing defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves 3-1 in the NLDS, and dominating the San Diego Padres 4-1 in the NLCS. Philadelphia is 13-5 since Sept. 30, including 9-2 in the playoffs. Equally impressive were the Astros (106-56), who last won the World Series in 2017. Houston is 7-0 in the playoffs.
The first pitch from Houston’s Minute Maid Park in Houston will start at 8:03 p.m. ET. Both pitching teams were impressive during the playoffs. The Astros have the second-best personnel with a 1.88 ERA, while the Phillies are fourth with a 3.06 ERA. Houston is a -170 favorite ($170 risk to win $100) on the money line in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Phillies vs. Astros odds, while the over/under for total runs scored is 6, 5. Before making any Astros vs. Phillies picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it enters the 2022 World Series on a 20-13 throw on MLB’s top money-line picks, fetching over $400. It’s the same pattern that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of the top three bets to win it all last season. Anyone who has followed him has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has logged on to Astros vs. Phillies and has just revealed his coveted picks and predictions for the 2022 World Series. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds and World Series betting lines for the Phillies vs. the Astros:
- Silver line Phillies vs Astros: Philadelphia +143, Houston -170
- Phillies vs. Astros over-under: 6.5 carries
- Phillies vs Astros race line: Houston -1.5 (+140)
- PHI: Phillies are 44-43 on the road this season
- HOU: Astros are 59-26 at home in 2022
- Phillies vs. Astros pick: See the picks on SportsLine
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Why you should support the Astros
One of the main reasons for Houston’s success in the playoffs is due to the play of third baseman Alex Bregman. He had hits in six of seven playoff games in 2022 and was 5-for-12 with a brace, home run and four RBIs in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. During the regular season, Bregman hit .259 with 23 home runs, 93 RBIs, and 93 runs scored. He dominated the Phillies’ throw. In five career games against them, Bregman is averaging .400 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and two RBIs.
First baseman Yuli Gurriel, who has been on fire at the plate this postseason, also helped power Houston. In Seattle’s ALDS sweep, Gurriel hit .400, including a pair of three-hitter games. He also had at least one hit in all four ALCS games against New York and finished that streak with a .333 ERA against the Yankees. In limited action against Philadelphia, Gurriel has two RBIs, two walks and a stolen base.
Why you should support the Phillies
Bryce Harper has been on a roll since the beginning of October and it was one of the main reasons Philadelphia qualified for the World Series. He had hits in 13 of his last 14 games, including hits against the Astros in the last two games of the regular season, and is now on a 10-game hitting streak in the playoffs. He beat .286 in the Wild Card round, before really heating up. He hit .500 in the NLDS Series win over Atlanta, before hitting .400 in the NLCS win over San Diego. In the deciding Game 5 against the Padres, he was 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
Left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who hit .400 in the NLCS, also helped Philadelphia. In Saturday’s 10-6 win over the Padres, he went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and three runs scored. He’s a lifetime .241 hitter in the playoffs with two doubles, 12 home runs and 23 RBIs. In five career games against the Astros, Schwarber is batting .250 with four homers, five walks and four RBIs.
How to make Phillies vs. Astros picks
SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting 7.5 combined strokes. It also says that one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the World Series Game 1 model pick on SportsLine.
So who wins Game 1 for the Astros against the Phillies World Series? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the money line Phillies vs. Astros jump to, all from the advanced model that’s on a 20-13 rollover on top-rated MLB money-line picks, and find out .