The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros will play Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at 8:09 p.m. EST at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Jose Urquidy will be on the mound for the Astros, while Max Fried is getting the start for the Braves. I’m taking Fried to go under 3.5 strikeouts at +125 at DraftKings tonight.
Fried has 17 total strikeouts so far this postseason in three starts. In those last three starts, Fried hit this over in the first two but hit this under in his last one against the Los Angeles Dodgers with three strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
In his postseason career he has 47 strikeouts in 15 games, seven of them starts. In the regular season, Fried had 158 strikeouts in 28 starts.
The Astros have 95 total strikeouts in this postseason, which is the third-highest in these playoffs. Only 39 of the whiffs came against left-handed pitchers in 141 at-bats.
Considering Fried hit this under in his last outing and the Astros’ strikeout numbers aren’t astronomical, I’m thinking Fried will go under 3.5 strikeouts at +125 against the Astros on Wednesday.
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