Astros vs Red Sox Props Picks & Predictions Today | 2021 MLB Playoffs Play of the Day ALCS Game 3

Posted: Oct 18, 2021Last updated: Oct 18, 2021

Daniel Preciado is here with your Astros vs Red Sox ALCS Game 3 Betting Props of the Day for October 18, 2021. All odds and lines are courtesy of BetMGM and current as of 12 PM EST on Monday, October 18.

Astros vs Red Sox Props: Best Baseball Props Today ALCS Game 3

Eduardo Rodriguez Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-140) at BetMGM

Eduardo Rodriguez has struggled throughout his postseason career, but he’s coming off his best playoff start yet after tossing five innings of two-run ball against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS. He’s also struck out six batters in two of his three career postseason starts, which bodes well for this prop.

The strikeouts have never been an issue for Rodriguez — who had a 10.6 K/9 rate during the regular season — but his run prevention skills will be tested in this game. If Rodriguez can simply go four or five innings, I see this prop hitting with ease.

The Astros are a disciplined team, but Rodriguez is a great pitcher when his stuff is on, making this our MLB bet of the day.


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Enrique Hernandez Over 3+ Total Bases (+160) at BetMGM

Enrique Hernandez has been hotter than the sun during these playoffs, rivaling the electricity of Randy Arozarena‘s eye-popping performance from last October.

A postseason veteran from his time with the Dodgers, Hernandez has found a new gear lately, slashing .600/.593/1.360 with five home runs and four doubles over his last five games.

Back at Fenway against a fly-ball pitcher who doesn’t miss a lot of bats in Jose Urquidy, Hernandez could easily pop another ball over the Green Monster tonight.


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Carlos Correa to Hit a Home Run (+575) at BetMGM

While not as dominant as Hernandez, Carlos Correa is also having a stellar postseason. Houston’s power-hitting shortstop is batting .429/.520/.667 in the playoffs with three extra-base hits, including one home run.

He’ll look to stay hot tonight in a favorable matchup against Rodriguez. Correa excelled against southpaws this year with a 138 wRC+, so don’t be surprised if he swats his second homer of the ALCS tonight after going deep in Game 1.

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