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Keuchel Looking To Stop Yankees’ Momentum In ALCS

The Houston Astros have seen their 2-0 series lead evaporate after back-to-back losses in the Big Apple. The Astros pitching was a particular concern in Games 3 and 4, as the New York Yankees scored 14 runs while striking out just nine times. The Astros turn to ace Dallas Keuchel for the all-important Game 5 with the southpaw looking to continue his dominance of the Bronx Bombers.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Astros’ last 9 games against the Yankees.
  • The Yankees are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • The Astros are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games in the playoffs on the road.

Keuchel has faced the Yankees twice this season – in Game 1 of the ALCS and once during the regular season – allowing no earned runs with 19 strikeouts and just two walks. The lefty has dominated during his career in the postseason with a 1.69 ERA in five appearances in the playoffs.

The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka who, outside of one tough inning, pitched extremely well in Game 1. In the righty’s past three starts, he has allowed just two earned runs while fanning 25 batters in 20.0 innings of work. Tanaka has never had much luck against the Astros, with the Yanks pitcher allowing 22 runs in 23.1 career innings vs Houston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

New York was a +110 moneyline underdog earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening OVER/UNDER number of 8.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.0-2.2 win for the Yankees on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (97-75) will face the 106-64 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (New York Yankees) and the No. 2 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the New York Yankees and their No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Houston Astros at 5.46 runs per outing.

New York owns the No. 3 defense, while Houston has the No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Lance McCullers' start, as they lost 6-4 against New York on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to New York, Friday, October 20

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