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Astros Turn To Verlander With Season On The Line

The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander for a moment like this. The ’Stros have dropped three in a row and one more loss will see them bounced from the playoffs by the New York Yankees. Verlander has been an absolute stud since joining the Astros rotation, allowing two or fewer earned runs in all eight of his appearances with the team.

SHARK BITES
  • The Astros lineup has slashed a collective career .354/.436/.625 vs Luis Severino.
  • The visiting team is 0-7 SU in the last 7 games in this matchup.
  • The Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games with Luis Severino as the starting pitcher.

The Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound with plenty of question marks. The righty allowed one run in 4.0 innings in Game 2 of the ALCS before being hit with a comebacker and was removed from the game as a precaution. Severino pitched a bullpen session Wednesday without any issues but has also been wildly inconsistent during the postseason.

The Astros are undoubtedly excited to see the series head back to Texas, as they are 4-0 at Minute Maid Park during the postseason while outscoring opponents 20-6. Overall, the Astros are 15-2 in their last 17 games in Houston. However, their offense is batting a pathetic .147 during the ALCS – which includes having 34 strikeouts to 22 hits.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Yankees were listed as +115 underdogs on the MLB moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-1.5 result in favor of the Yankees. 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

The Houston Astros bring a 106-65 record to the battle against the 98-75 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the New York Yankees sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the Houston Astros' No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.43 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 3 at 3.99 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 9.67 hits per game so far, more than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.93 hits per game).

New York brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Houston, Saturday, October 21

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