Phillies vs. Astros WS Prediction & Odds
The 2022 World Series will begin Friday night in Houston where the Astros will host the Phillies at 8:03 p.m. ET.
With Aaron Nola set to oppose Justin Verlander in the pitching matchup, what’s the smart play for this Game 1 matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
951 Philadelphia Phillies (+138) at 952 Houston Astros (-164); o/u 6.5
8:03 p.m. ET, Friday, October 28, 2022
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Phillies vs. Astros Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting page shows that 62% of bets are on the Astros’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Aaron Nola will get the start for the Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series on Friday at Houston. Phillies manager Rob Thomson announced that news on Wednesday morning while also adding that Zack Wheeler will be on tap for Game 2 on Saturday. Nola struggled in his lone NLCS outing against the Padres, but he was brilliant in both the NL Wild Card Series and National League Division Series. The 29-year-old right-hander registered a 3.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 235/29 K/BB ratio over 205 innings during the 2022 regular season. His final regular-season start was at Minute Maid Park and he racked up nine strikeouts across 6 2/3 scoreless frames.
Houston Astros DFS SPIN
Justin Verlander will start for the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Friday versus the Phillies. Aaron Nola has already been announced as the Game 1 starter for the Phillies, so Friday's matchup at Minute Maid Park in Houston is now officially set. Verlander struggled in the ALDS against the Mariners before roaring back with an 11-strikeout performance in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees. The 39-year-old right-hander will likely be crowned as the 2022 AL Cy Young Award winner in a couple of weeks.
Phillies vs. Astros MLB Betting Trends
Over is 4-0 in Phillies last 4 World Series games
Under is 6-1-1 in Astros last 8 playoff home games
Under is 5-1 in Astros last 6 overall
Phillies vs. Astros MLB WORLD SERIES BETTING PREDICTION
The Phillies are just 1-4 in their last five games in Houston, are 1-4 in their last five games versus American League West opponents and are 2-7 in their last nine interleague games. On the other side, the Astros are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven playoff games, which includes a 4-0 record at Minute Maid Park. They’re also 6-0 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter and are 46-15 in their last 61 games versus a team with a winning record.
WORLD SERIES GAME 1 PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -164