Daniel Preciado is here with your Red Sox vs Astros ALCS Game 1 Betting Props of the Day for October 15, 2021. All odds and lines are courtesy of BetMGM and current as of 11 AM EST on Friday, October 15.
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Framber Valdez: Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-160) at BetMGM
Framber Valdez will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2021 ALCS tonight. Valdez is known for his historic ground-ball rates, but he is still capable of racking up strikeouts. The left-hander compiled a 21.9 K% this year and had at least four punchouts in 20 of his 22 outings.
The juice is manageable on this prop for someone who routinely strikes out four batters every time he starts. His leash might also be a bit longer in Game 1 with Houston looking to preserve its bullpen, which bodes well for his strikeout potential. Take the Over on our MLB bet of the day.
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Christian Vazquez Over 0.5 RBIs (+240) at BetMGM
The odds on this prop make no sense to me. There is tremendous value here considering Christian Vazquez hit lefties extremely well down the stretch and is coming off a strong ALDS in which he batted .375 with one homer and four RBIs. Vazquez may not be the best hitter in Boston’s lineup, but the odds here are too good to pass up.
There is a chance that Kevin Plawecki gets the start for the Red Sox, so check the starting lineups before you place any action on this. If Vazquez plays, though, this has the chance to be one of the best MLB prop bets today.
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Kyle Tucker Over 1.5 Total Bases (+140) at BetMGM
Kyle Tucker is one of the more underrated players in the league and gets lost in Houston’s star-studded lineup, but he is just as good as his teammates. The 24-year-old crushed 30 home runs this season with a 147 wRC+, placing him among the game’s elite.
Tucker was a beast during the ALDS, crushing two home runs and a double in four games against the Chicago White Sox. He now has four homers over his last six games and appears locked in at the plate, making him a good bet for another extra-base hit or a pair of singles tonight.