Phillies vs Astros: Betting odds, TV schedule & betting preview for game 3

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper rounds the bases after a two-run home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The World Series is currently tied at 1-1. The Philadelphia Phillies dropped game 2 on Saturday night in disappointing fashion but now head to Citizens Bank Park for game 3 in hopes of reclaiming the lead.

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Game 3 info

Date: Monday, October 31st | Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV channel: Fox

Betting preview

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies +110 | Houston Astros -130
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 -150 | Houston Astros -1.5 +130
Run total: Over/Under 8 -115

Pitching matchup

Noah Syndergaard (10-10, 3.94 ERA) vs. Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2, 2.27 ERA)

Syndergaard might have been wobbly upon his arrival to Philly, but he’s been nothing short of excellent thus far in the postseason, sporting a 1.69 ERA through 3 appearances. Lance McCullers, meanwhile, has been at the top of his game for a while and needs no introduction. He’s a seasoned vet who has seen and done it all in the postseason with this club and if there is ever someone to stomach the intensity of Citizens Bank Park, it’s Lance McCullers Jr.

Betting preview

Game 2 was a bit of a letdown but it opened up some valid concerns. The Phillies have suffered significant early blows in both games so far. They were able to rally back from a 5-0 deficit with a magical 10th-inning win in the series opener, but that same magic couldn’t be rekindled in game 2. With Noah Syndergaard on the mound and the bullpen ready for the call, the Phils will be hoping that the home crowd can shift the momentum back in their favor and at least give their starters amicable time to rest up.

It’s hard not to like the Phillies here. Sure, the pitching matchup favors Houston, but that roaring Philadelphia crowd could level any playing field and that initial road win could end up being crucial so long as they can be as dominant as they have leading up to this point. They’re 21-9 in postseason home games (all-time) and that trend has continued long and strong in 2022.

I really like the Phillies +1.5 line. If you want the juice, then the moneyline is the way to go, but I really think that the Phils will come out swinging (from a South Philly basement) and reclaim the series lead here knowing that the Bank has become a fortress this postseason.

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