Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Astros vs Yankees
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the New York Yankees on Tuesday October 6 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York in the AL Wild Card Game. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: AL Wild Card Game
Houston Astros (86-76) at New York Yankees (87-75)
Date: Monday October 6
Time: 8 PM
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
MLB Betting Lines: Houston Astros -118, New York Yankees -105
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Houston: Dallas Keuchel (20-8, 2.58 ERA) vs. New York: Masahiro Tanaka (12-7, 3.51 ERA
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The Astros head into the Big Apple to face the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game. With their Ace Dallas Keuchel on the hill Houston is the slight road betting favorite even on the road.
The Astros finished the season strong winning 6 of their last 8 games while the Yankees lost 6 of their last 7 games.
The Yankees were 4-3 on the season facing the Astros.
The Astros have a balanced team that ranks 6th in both runs scored and team ERA.
Dallas Keuchel is a Cy Young candidate and he led the AL in wins and ranked 2nd in ERA.
While Dallas Keuchel has been solid on the season the Astros have lost 8 of their last 11 road games when he has gotten the starting nod. However. In his career facing the Yankees he has pitched 16 scoreless innings with 21 strikeouts.
In Keuchel’s last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 21-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Keuchel got the start against Arizona in the last series of the season and he will be working on short rest for the first time in his career.
New York Yankees
The Yankees limped to the end of the season and they lost their last 3 games being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. They rank 2nd in the Majors in runs scored and 17th in team ERA.
The Yankees have lost 2 straight games and 3 of their last 4 when Masahiro Tanaka has gotten the start and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees are only 1-4 in Tanaka’s last 5 home starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
* Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record.
* Yankees are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
* Yankees are Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter.
* Yankees have an Under record of 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
4* AL Wild Card Game Free MLB Playoffs Betting Prediction: Astros ML
A lot of things point to the Astros winning in this game, but they were 15-games under .500 on the road this season. Still, with Keuchel on the hill they will get the W tonight in New York and advance to the ALDS.
MLB Playoffs AL Wild Card Game Free Score Prediction: Astros 5 – Yankees 2
Take the Astros in this one, as all the pressure is on the Yankees, who will have problems getting to Keuchel.
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