Welcome to the first game of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox!

Moneyline: Astros -140 / Red Sox +117

O/U: 8.5 runs

Head-to-head record this year: Astros 5 wins, Red Sox 2 wins

 

Offensive Ranks

Astros: 5.39 runs per game (1st)

Red Sox: 5.16 runs per game (4th)

As you can see, these are two of the best offenses in the league this season. 

**Please note that players not listed below are not necessarily a complete fade and any player listed can certainly be used as the MVP/Captain. These are merely suggestions for players to use when setting Showdown lineups.

 

MVP/Captain

Framber Valdez, HOU – Valdez had a really nice season, racking up 11 wins with a 3.14 ERA. He was very successful against the Red Sox this season in his two...