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2017 AL Championship Series (3-2) New York Yankees vs, Houston Astros (2-3)
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -135, New York +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Houston -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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New York Yankees
Wild Card teams have done well in the playoffs but I don’t think anyone expected anything more of this Yankee group other than to hit a few homers and establish them as a team of the future. With back to back to back wins they have done a lot more than that.
New York is on the verge thanks to the adjustment of Aaron Judges and some really good pitching. Judge had just one hit in the entire Cleveland series and another one in the first two games of this series but he has 6 RBIs in the last three games and is powering the offense.
Luis Severino has a chance and the stuff to close out the Astros. If he can just survive the first inning and get the Yankees to their pen with a lead they may be getting back to the World Series faster than expected.
The Astros have to be very nervous as this point. They have lost three in a row and all of the momentum has swung to the Yankees. I think they have to be asking them about whether they played things right up 2-0 too but now is not the time for second guessing.
Justin Verlander was as good as could be in his last start. He struck out 13 Yankees in a rare playoff complete game. That is exactly what they need in this one. He can do it and take the pressure off the rest of the team.
The offense has evaporated over the last few games. This was the highest scoring team during the regular season and too many bats have struggled. You don’t want to show panic but they might want to change up the lineup a bit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 1-7 in their last 8 playoff road games.
- NYY are 2-7 in their last 9 Fri. games.
- NYY are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 games following a loss.
- HOU are 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
- HOU are 19-7 in their last 26 games on grass.
Free New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Forecasting a single baseball game is always a crap shoot but let’s go with what we know best. That would be Verlander and his ability to come up big in big games. I can get behind that.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston ML
A young team like New York was not very good at the plate in the first two games of the series in Houston. Have they really learned enough at home to have that carry over. They need their young guys on their game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 4 – New York 2.
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