Daily Sports Tips – Thursday, October 18

Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox (11:40am AEDT)
Under 8.5 Runs ($1.85)

The Astros and Red Sox will continue their outstanding series in Texas this morning and Boston look over the odds to take a third win. It has been a glittering season for both franchises and both were terrific in their first postseason series’ respectively. As 2-1 leaders, the Sox have the mental edge and they can grind out a low-scoring win. There’s value in head-to-head betting but backing a low-scoring affair is also worth consideration.

Anaheim Ducks vs New York Islanders (1:10pm AEDT)
Ducks to Win ($2)

The Ducks have enjoyed a smart start to the season and they should prove too good for the Islanders at home, this afternoon. Anaheim will take plenty of confidence into this game after a tough 3-2 win on the road over the Blues, while the Islanders became the latest franchise to feel the wrath of the red-hot Predators. With a 4-2 record, the Ducks top the Pacific Division and can consolidate their position by winning again today.