The Phillies have started strong in each of their three series so far winning the first game while the Astros have yet to lose a game this postseason.
Interestingly enough, these teams matched up for the last series of the season, although playoff spots were set so neither team really cared. Aaron Nola had two really good starts and one bad start this postseason, but I think he will pitch well. Justin Verlander had one good start and one bad start this postseason as well, but I think the Phillies will be able to get to him early. He has also really struggled in the World Series in his career.
I think the Phillies win one of the two games in Houston with their two aces going in Wheeler in Aaron Nola, so I like the value on the Phillies at plus money and we will come back to the Phillies if they lose Game 1.
JB's Game 1 Value Pick: Phillies ML (+140) vs. Astros on DraftKings