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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – MLB – ALCS Game 1 Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Houston Astros host the New York Yankees in the first game of the ALCS, at 7:37 PM ET on Wednesday.

The Yankees are an underdog (+161 moneyline odds to win) when they take on the Astros (-190). The Astros will start Justin Verlander (18-4) versus the Yankees and Jameson Taillon (14-5). The total for the game is 6.5 total runs.

Astros vs. Yankees Predictions

Astros vs. Yankees Betting Odds

Astros vs Yankees Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -190 +161 6.5 -128 +106 -1.5 +118 -142

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Astros vs. Yankees Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Astros

  • Houston has a 7-3 record over the 10 games it was a moneyline favorite in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.
  • Houston has gone 3-7-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

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Yankees

  • Over the past 10 games, New York has been the underdog just once and won that contest.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Yankees and their opponents are 2-7-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • New York has won five of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Astros vs. Yankees Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Justin Verlander

  • The Astros are 17-12-0 ATS in Verlander’s 29 starts with a set spread.
  • The Astros are 20-7 in Verlander’s 27 starts this season with Houston as the moneyline favorite.
  • In Verlander’s 28 starts, his team is 21-8.
  • Verlander has had 29 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and eight of those outings finished over the total.

Projected starter: Jameson Taillon

  • Taillon and his team are 18-14-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team has won 75% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (6-2).
  • Taillon’s team has won 24 of his 32 starts this season.
  • Games Taillon has started this season hit the over 17 times in 32 chances.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez has racked up a team-best batting average of .306, while leading the Astros in home runs (37).
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Alvarez’s home run total ranks sixth and his RBI tally ranks 15th.
  • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 87 walks while hitting .259.
  • Bregman currently ranks 50th in home runs and 21st in RBI in the majors.
  • Bregman has safely hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .318 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .298 with 39 doubles, 28 home runs and 66 walks.
  • Kyle Tucker has been productive as he paces his team with 107 RBI.
  • Tucker heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with two home runs, a walk and four RBI.

Yankees Batting Leaders

  • Aaron Judge is batting .311 with 62 home runs and 131 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among New York hitters this season.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Judge ranks first in homers and first in RBI.
  • Judge takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Anthony Rizzo has collected 104 hits this season and has an OBP of .338. He’s slugging .480 on the year.
  • Rizzo is 15th in home runs and 53rd in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Rizzo brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • Gleyber Torres has collected 134 base hits, an OBP of .308 and a slugging percentage of .447 this season.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has collected 127 hits this season and has an OBP of .316. He’s slugging .329 on the year.

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