Houston Astros vs New York Yankees ALCS Game 3 Baseball Odds / MLB Picks
The AL Championship Series shifts venues as it moves from the Lone Star State to the Big Apple. The Houston Astros are on the road as they play Game 3 of their best of seven set with the New York Yankees Tuesday afternoon. In Houston, the teams split the first two games in the series: New York took a 7-0 victory in Game 1 on Saturday night. Houston answered by recording a 3-2 victory in 11 innings on Sunday night to square the series. Which team manages to grab the upper hand in the first of three games in the Bronx?
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Houston Astros||Lines||New York Yankees|
|-157 (105)||Spread||+147 (-125)|
|Over 7.5 (-110)||Total||Under 7.5 (-110)|
|Houston Astros||Concensus||New York Yankees|
|Over 56%||Total||Under 44%|
|Houston Astros||Score and stat||New York Yankees|
|Gerrit Cole||Stats||Luis Severino|
|Reason for Houston Astros vs New York Yankees|
Houston Astros -157
The Houston Astros come into this matchup with a 1-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 2 against the New York Yankees, 3-2 in 11 innings. Justin Verlander received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6.2 innings. Carlos Correa had a big game from the plate for the Astros as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.
The Astros now make the trip to the Bronx in an effort to try and guarantee a return home in the series. Houston got two hits each from Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa (run, two RBI) in the victory. George Springer (his first of the postseason) and Correa (his first) each homered in the game, with Correa’s blast a walk-off shot in the 11th inning.
The Houston Astros are set to start Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 8 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Gerrit Cole had success in his 1 start against the New York Yankees during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings.
Astros are 7-0 in Cole's last 7 road starts, Astros are 7-0 in Cole's last 7 starts vs. American League East teams, Astros are 4-0 in Cole's last 4 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Houston Astros Starting Pitcher
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New York Yankees +147
The New York Yankees failed in their opportunity to take a stranglehold of the American League Championship Series, but were able to gain home-field advantage as the Houston Astros with Gerrit Cole on the mound pay a visit for Game 3 on Tuesday afternoon. The Yankees rolled to a 7-0 victory in Game 1 before Carlos Correa’s walk-off homer in the 11th inning gave the Astros a 3-2 victory Sunday and evened the series as it moves to New York for the next three contests.
The New York Yankees won 57 games at home during the regular season and will host the next three games of this best-of-seven series. In Game Two, nine New York pitchers combined to strike out 14 batters. Aaron Judge connected on a two-run blast in the fourth inning in a losing effort for the Yankees.
New York had their chances to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading home but ended up losing in extra innings. The Yankees now have to regroup and refocus as they head home for Games 3, 4 and 5. New York got two hits from Brett Gardner while Aaron Judge accounted for the team’s offense with a two-run homer, his first homer of the postseason, in the fourth inning.
The Yankees will counter with talented right-hander Luis Severino (1-1 1.50 ERA) in Game Three. Severino, who missed most of the regular season with a shoulder injury, tossed four scoreless innings during a 5-1 series clinching victory at Minnesota.
Yankees are 5-13 in their last 18 League Championship games, Yankees are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 6 of a series.
New York Yankees Starting Pitcher
|Houston OF-DH Yordan Alvarez is 0-for-7 in the series with five strikeouts, giving him 12 in seven postseason contests.|
|Stanton, who had two hits including a homer in Game 1, was held out Sunday with a right quad strain and is considered day-to-day.|
|The Astros led the majors with a .274 batting average in the regular season, but are hitting .218 in the postseason.|
|The Pick: New York Yankees +147, Under 7.5|