MLB Betting: Friday ALCS Best Bets

MLB Betting: Friday ALCS Best Bets

This article is part of our MLB Betting series.

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After a miserable Wednesday showing in this topsy-turvy postseason, I'll try to bounce back with two wagers involving tonight's potential series-ending Game 6 ALCS clash.

Red Sox at Astros ALCS Game 6

Starting Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Luis Garcia  

The Pick: Astros moneyline – first 7 innings (-115 on DraftKings Sportsbook) for 1 RWBuck

Secondary Pick: Over 6.5 Total Runs - first 7 innings (-135 on DraftKings Sportsbook) for 1 RWBuck

Both Eovaldi and Garcia have been hit hard in this series, and in the latter's case, the postseason as a whole. While both starters could certainly work considerably abbreviated outings here, Houston's bullpen should also have a rest advantage on Boston's considering how the last two games of the series have unfolded. Eovaldi could also well be dealing with a bit of a fatigued arm after throwing 24 pitches in his Game 4 relief appearance Tuesday. As such, I'm in the camp of both Houston having a lead through seven frames and a decent amount of runs being piled up by both squads over that same span in a game that both team's offenses should have even more juice for than usual, considering the stakes.

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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