Yankees at Astros 10/13/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
Date & Time: 10/14/2019, 12:08 AM UTC
Location: Minute Maid Park
Latest Odds: HOU -155 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FS1

In Sunday afternoon MLB playoff action, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will play Game Two of the ALCS from Minute Maid Park. On Saturday, New York SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed just one hit over six innings during a 7-0 road victory. Gleyber Torres hit one of the three home runs by the Yankees on the night.

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.

The Houston Astros won a major league best 60 home games during the regular season and will now have to win at least one road game to advance to the World Series. In Game One, Houston batters did not manage an extra base hit and struck out six times. SP Zack Greinke gave up three runs in six innings and took the loss for the Astros.

The Astros will counter with 2011 Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander (21-6 2.58 ERA) on Sunday. Through ten plus innings this postseason, Verlander has fanned 13 batters and allowed four earned runs.

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Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 6-0 in Paxtons last 6 road starts.
  • Astros are 21-5 in their last 26 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 6-1 in Paxtons last 7 road starts.
  • Under is 13-5-1 in Verlanders last 19 home starts.
  • Astros are 5-1 in Verlanders last 6 starts vs. Yankees.
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Free MLB Pick: Houston Astros -155

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 Houston to even the series with a home victory on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 5-3.

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