Yankees at Astros 10/12/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
Date & Time: 10/13/2019, 12:08 AM UTC
Location: Minute Maid Park
Latest Odds: HOU -166 Total 8.5
TV Channel: FOX

The American League Championship will get underway on Saturday, when the New York Yankees invade Minute Maid Park to take on the Houston Astros. New York made quick work of Minnesota in the ALDS, outscoring them by a 23-7 margin during the three-game sweep. In the series clincher, 2B Gleyber Torres had three hits and score three runs during a 5-1 road victory.

Thirty year old left-hander James Paxton (15-6 3.82 ERA) will make his second career postseason start for the Yankees. Last time out, Paxton gave up three runs across four plus innings of a 10-4 home victory versus Minnesota in Game One of the ALDS.

While the Yankees were cruising in round one of the postseason, the Houston Astros needed all five games to eliminate Tampa Bay. On Thursday, SP Gerrit Cole struck out ten batters and allowed just two hits over eight innings to lead Houston to a 6-1 home victory. Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve each went deep for the Astros.

Thirty-five year old righty Zack Greinke (18-5 2.93 ERA) will head to the hill for the Astros in the series opener. In his last start, Greinke was rocked for six runs in three plus innings during a 10-3 road loss against Tampa Bay.

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Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 19-9 in their last 28 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 11-3 in Yankees last 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 home starts.
  • Yankees are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees +145

New York RP Zack Britton (ankle) has had enough time to heal and will be on the roster for this series.. Through 162 regular season games, New York ranked 3rd in OPS and 1st in runs scored. For the season, Houston ranked 1st in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Take the Yankees to steal the opener. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 5-4.

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