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Astros, Yankees Set For Winner-Take-All Game 7

In a series that has swayed back and forth multiple times, it all comes down to one game, as the Houston Astros and New York Yankees meeting in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series Saturday. Home turf has proven to be of vital importance throughout the series with the home team winning every game so far. Will Houston continue that trend or can the Yankees overcome the odds and take the pennant.

SHARK BITES
  • The Astros are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Yankees' last 11 games against the Astros.
  • The Yankees are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games in the playoffs on the road.

The ‘Stros will start Charlie Morton, who has not exactly been playing his best baseball of the year during the postseason. The nine-year veteran has posted a 10.13 ERA in two starts during the playoffs and was banged up for seven runs in 3.2 innings in Game 3 of the ALCS. However, both of Morton’s postseason starts have come on the road.

CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and he does so in a great spot for the squad. The big southpaw is 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts following a Yankees loss this season. Sabathia also cruised vs the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS with the 16-year veteran pitching 6.0 innings of no-run ball.

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

107-65 Houston battles the Yankees, currently with a 98-76 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 4-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.44 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 4.01 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 9.66 hits per game, more than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.92 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees endured a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Astros on Friday, with Luis Severino throwing 4.2 innings of 3-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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