After getting no-hit on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Phillies (87-75) look to rebound when they take on the Houston Astros (106-56) in Game 5 of the World Series on Thursday night. It was just the second no-hitter in World Series history. The last one was by Don Larsen in Game 5 of the 1956 series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Houston, which won the American League pennant, is looking for its first World Series championship since 2017. The Phillies, meanwhile, have not won a title since 2008, and are taking part in their first World Series since 2009.
First pitch from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia is set for 8:03 p.m. ET. Houston is listed as a -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Astros vs. Phillies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 7.5 (see the latest lines for every game on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows Houston will send American League Cy Young Award candidate Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA) to the mound. Verlander, who struggled in Game 1, giving up five earned runs on six hits in five innings, is 1-0 this postseason. The right-hander defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. He allowed just one run on three hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts in six innings of work. In three postseason games, Verlander has walked four, while striking out 19.
The model also knows Philadelphia designated hitter Bryce Harper has been red hot this postseason, hitting six home runs with 13 RBI in 15 games. His two-run homer in Game 3 helped boost the Phillies to a 7-0 win over the Astros. He hit .400 in the NLCS win over the Padres, hitting two homers and driving in five runs, and hit .500 in the NLDS win over the Atlanta Braves, including two homers and five RBIs. He had an 11-game hitting streak snapped in Game 2 of the World Series, but has hits in 12 of 15 postseason games.
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