Astros vs. Red Sox: The best player prop bets for ALCS Game 4
The Boston Red Sox enjoyed a triumphant return to Fenway Park last night as they took a 2-1 lead in the American League Championship Series with a 12-3 win over the Houston Astros. Houston will be looking to turn the momentum around, but there may be too much firepower to deal with as Boston's offense has been en fuego this postseason.
Game 4 goes down tonight in Beantown with the first pitch scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET. We have the three best player prop bets below.
Wed, October 20 2021, 12:08 AM
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ZACK GREINKE OVER/UNDER 2.5 STRIKEOUTS
Zack Greinke will get the ball for Houston tonight against Boston’s Nick Pivetta. The six-time All-Star will be tasked with cooling down a Sox lineup that has tallied 21 runs, including three grand slams, over the last two games.
It will also be Greinke’s first start in a month, after dealing with a sore neck that shut him down for the last two weeks of the regular season. In that last start, the veteran right-hander only went four innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed five earned runs and only struck out three.
The 'Stros are hoping Greinke will give them a lift, but the former Cy Young winner didn't sound so sure yesterday, telling The Houston Chronicle’s Danielle Lerner, "[I] haven’t gone real deep recently, but we’ll just see what happens, and we’ll be ready, and we’ll go from there."
Enrique Hernandez OVER/UNDER 0.5 RUNS
Enrique Hernandez just won’t stop hitting. This postseason he’s batting .500 across 36 at-bats, including a colossal 1.541 OPS with nine runs scored. In last night’s win, "Kike" once again went 2-4 game at the dish.
A World Series Champion last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hernandez has plenty of postseason experience, with appearances in each of his seven years in the majors. Batting in the middle of the Sox’s order there’s no reason to think he’ll slow down anytime soon.
J.D. MARTINEZ OVER/UNDER 0.5 RBIS
One of the other bats that has been leading the way for Boston comes courtesy of their designated hitter, J.D. Martinez. The four-time All-Star and 2018 Hank Aaron Award winner is only slightly behind teammate Hernandez with a .423 batting average and 10 RBIs in 26 at-bats this October.
Players with more RBI than games played in postseason (min. 20 games):— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) October 19, 2021
(30 RBI, 27 games)
(25 RBI, 23 games)
(35 RBI, 34 games)
Martinez has also fared well against Greinke, collecting four RBIs with a .927 OPS in 18 at-bats lifetime against the righty.
The Red Sox’s prowess at the plate has been something to behold, and we can expect Martinez to be a part of the action again tonight.