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Astros Need To Find Their Bats Once Again In ALCS

The Houston Astros had the best offense in all of baseball during the regular season but their bats have gone silent during the American League Championship Series vs the New York Yankees. The Astros may be up 2-1 in the series but have scored just five runs through three games.

  • No player in the Yankees lineup has ever hit a home run off Lance McCullers Jr.
  • The visiting team is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games in this matchup.
  • The Yankees are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in the playoffs.

Houston is batting just .169 so far during the ALCS with only Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa recording more than two hits. The Astros were first in the MLB in doubles and second in home runs during the regular season but have mustered just three extra-base hits this series.

Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray will look to find his command again against the struggling Houston bats. Gray has surrendered nine earned runs and nine walks in his past two starts, neither of which saw the righty make it out of the fifth inning.

Lance McCullers Jr. will look to continue his excellent play against the Yanks when he takes the bump in this one. The Astros right-hander posted a 2.38 ERA with 13 strikeouts to two walks in two starts against the Bronx Bombers this season.  

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 96-75 record to the battle against the 106-63 Astros. 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

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees' No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.25 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.47 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.93 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.74 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to New York on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at New York, Wednesday, October 18