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    The Houston Astros host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of the World Series on Friday 8:03 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s Justin Verlander gets the start against Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Phillies

    • Game Day: Friday, October 28, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:03 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Phillies Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -168 6.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are fourth in baseball with 214 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros rank 13th in MLB with a .247 batting average.
    • The Astros rank seventh in baseball with a .319 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-best average in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 116 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .448 in home contests.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .256 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 144 hits and an OBP of .406, both of which rank first among Houston hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Alvarez’s batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .259 with 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 87 walks.
    • Among all qualified, Bregman ranks 63rd in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage.
    • Bregman brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is batting .348 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston in slugging percentage (.531) powered by 67 extra-base hits.
    • Altuve takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .125 with a double and two walks.
    • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 140 hits, an OBP of .330 plus a slugging percentage of .478.

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies have hit 205 homers this season, which ranks sixth in the league.
    • The Phillies have a team batting average of .252 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.
    • The Phillies have the 11th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.316).
    • The Phillies rank 13th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.
    • In 81 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 98 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • In 81 road games this season, they’re slugging .403 with 233 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .246 with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Kyle Schwarber has racked up 126 hits, a team-high for the Phillies.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, Schwarber ranks 123rd in batting average, 71st in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage.
    • J.T. Realmuto’s .340 OBP paces his team.
    • Realmuto is 34th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 25th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Rhys Hoskins has 33 doubles, two triples, 30 home runs and 72 walks while hitting .246.
    • Alec Bohm is slugging .398 to lead his team.

    Astros vs. Phillies Probable Pitchers

    Verlander Nola
    28 GS 32
    18-4 W-L 11-13
    1.75 ERA 3.25
    175.0 IP 205.0
    29 BB 29
    185 SO 235
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