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Verlander Has Third Straight Playoff Win in his Sights

In the wake of an excellent pitchers duel in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros will look to take a 2-0 lead over the New York Yankees when they turn to their hottest arm on Saturday.

Xbet opened the Yanks as +120 road underdogs with a total of 7.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 1-6 in their last seven playoff road games.
  • The Astros are 4-1 in their last five playoff games.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Justin Verlander and Luis Severino will get the start for the Astros and Yankees, respectively. Verlander (2-0, 3.12) has picked up wins in both of his outings in the postseason, including a 2.2-inning relief appearance in a close-out Game 4 win vs Boston in the ALDS. The veteran has posted a 3.55 ERA in five career starts in the ALCS.

Severino (1-0, 7.36 ERA) allowed three runs and four hits while striking out nine Indians in his Game 3 victory, which effectively turned the tide in the ALDS. The 23-year-old has posted a tiny 0.89 ERA in his last six road starts during the regular season and finished 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA away from home.

UNDER bettors are profiting in a big way when these teams collide in the Lone Star State. In the last 17 meetings between the Yanks and ’Stros in Houston, the UNDER is 12-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -141 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.3 win for the Astros on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

105-62 Houston battles the Yankees, currently with a 95-74 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 2 and the New York Yankees at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.52 runs per nine innings, against the No. 2 line up of the New York Yankees at 5.25 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.26 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.92 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D Keuchel fanned 10 New York batters in the team's last outing, leading the Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Houston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Houston, Monday, October 16th