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2019 ALCS Game 2
(1-0) New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros (0-1)
Date: Sunday October 13, 2019
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Paxton (NYY), Verlander (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +145 | Astros -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -150 | Astros +130
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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New York Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees stole Game 1, 7–0, not only continuing their undefeated run in this year’s postseason, or to seize the home field advantage, but to cash another underdog for us. We’re sizzling too.
Tanaka dealt for six innings, allowing just one hit, and striking out four. It was 3–0 when he finished the sixth and 5–0 by the time Adam Ottavino came out for the seventh. The Yankees are sure in such a situation.
Ottavino got the seventh; Zack Britton took the eighth; and Aroldis Chapman took the ninth off. Jonathan Loaisiga, one of New York’s 13 rostered pitchers threw a 1-2-3 ninth.
Gleyber Torres drove in five, including four of those first five runs in support of Tanaka. He hit a gapper for the first run, homered for the second, and blooped one for the next two. He drove in a fifth in the ninth with an RBI groundout. He’s just 22 years old but feels like a veteran at this point.
Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela each hit a solo home run to account for New York’s other two runs.
James Paxton will take the ball in Game 2 after failing to get through the fifth inning in Game 1 of the LDS against the Twins.
His opponent will be Justin Verlander, who will be on four days of rest after coming back on just three to pitch in Game 4 of the LDS against the Rays.
That start didn’t go well but he’s back on normal rest in this one and, perhaps even more importantly, he’s at home.
All the pressure is on Houston in this one. Sure, Gerrit Cole will pitch in Game 3 but it will be at Yankee Stadium, as will be Games 4 and 5.
Even if the Astros even the series up in Game 3, they will still need to win one in New York to avoid losing a quick series. If they fall down 0–2, they’ll have to take two out of three.
One thing that was apparent going into the series and now only more so after Game 1 is that Houston has a bullpen problem. Bryan Abreu was added to the roster and he got dinged up late in the first game. Ryan Pressly was ineffective after Greinke threw the first six.
The Astros also replaced Wade Miley with Brad Peacock, who spent a lot of time on the shelf this season but was deemed healthy and the better option for all the Yankees’ right-handed power. I would expect to see him in this game if Verlander can’t hand the ball straight to Roberto Osuna.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 3-10 in their last 13 playoff road games.
- NYY are 60-24 in their last 84 games on grass.
- Over is 20-8-1 in NYY last 29 Sun. games.
- HOU are 21-5 in their last 26 Sun. games.
- HOU are 40-12 in their last 52 home games.
- HOU are 49-17 in their last 66 games on grass.
- Head to Head: NYY are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
Free New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Houston.
I like Verlander in this spot with his back up against the wall and I’m even willing to pay -155 to play it. If that price is too high for you play the moneyline to win a half and put the other half on the +130 runline. That equates to just about a -110 line with Houston -1. You’ll push a one-run victory and cash anything more than that.
4* Free 2019 ALDS Betting Pick: Houston -1 (-110)
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 1 – Houston 4
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