The Boston Red Sox, the top team in baseball this season, and the defending World Series champion Houston Astros face off with a trip to the World Series on the line. Game 1 of the American League Championship Series is Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Boston has homefield advantage, but Houston is the current ALCS favorite at -140, with the Red Sox at +120 to take the series and advance.
Before you bet on the ALCS, you need to see the projections from Stephen Oh's model, which powered projections for all three major fantasy sports sites. This model has simulated every pitch, every at-bat, and every inning of the ALCS 10,000 times, unearthing surprising results and values.
One thing we can tell you: the model projects a 32.2 percent chance of this series going all seven games, a higher percentage than any other game total. There's also a 30.6 percent chance that it goes six games. But the team most likely to win each game differs.
So who should you pick in this series between the Red Sox and the Astros? Join SportsLine now to see which team is heading to the World Series and see whether the Astros or Red Sox is the better value on the money line, all from the proven computer model that powered all three major fantasy companies.