ALCS Game 4 Betting Analysis & Expert Pick: Houston at NY Yankees.

ALCS Game 4 Betting Odds & Expert Pick: Houston at NY Yankees

Written by on October 16, 2017

After dropping the first two games of their 2017 ALCS matchup against the determined Houston Astros, the New York Yankees bounced back in Game 3 with a solid 8-1 victory and will look to get another win in Game 4 on Tuesday night in the Bronx. According to the ALCS Game 4 betting odds, the Yanks are -130 favorites, so let’s find out if they can even the series or if the Astros will take another step toward booking their ticket to the 2017 World Series.

ALCS Game 4 Betting Odds & Expert Pick: Houston at NY Yankees

  • When: Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Yankee Stadium
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: 94.1 FM (Houston) / 99.5 FM (New York)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • ALCS Game 4 Betting Odds: Yankees -130

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 15°C/59°F
  • Humidity: 31%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 6 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Team Records

  • All: Houston Astros 106-63 / New York Yankees 96-75
  • Home: Houston Astros 52-33 / New York Yankees 55-30
  • Away: Houston Astros 54-30 / New York Yankees 41-45
  • As Favorite: Houston Astros 102-53 / New York Yankees 74-55
  • As Underdog: Houston Astros 4-10 / New York Yankees 22-19
  • Against Left-Hand Pitchers: Houston Astros 23-25 / New York Yankees 24-24
  • Against Right-Hand Pitchers: Houston Astros 83-38 / New York Yankees 72-51

Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros – Lance McCullers Jr (0-0, 6.00 ERA)After losing Game 3 of the series, the Houston Astros are going with Lance McCullers Jr., a right-handed pitcher with a 7-4 record during the regular season but no experience in the postseason.New York Yankees – Sonny Gray – R – (0-1, 8.10 ERA)Gray has struggled over his most recent two starts. After getting smacked around for six earned runs in his final regular-season start against Tampa Bay, Gray gave up three earned runs on four walks and three hits in his ALDS loss to the Tribe.

Game Analysis

Neither team scored many runs in Houston as the Astros took both Game 1 and 2 by identical scores of 2-1, but Game 3 was a totally different story, at least for the Yankees (8). However, it should be noted that in the first two games the Astros made a lot more contact and struck out way fewer times.Houston had nine strikeouts to a whopping 27 for the Yankees. The ‘Stros struck out 1,087 times during the season, to record the fewest mark in the majors this season.Two Yankees, Gary Sanchez, and Brett Gardner struck out five times apiece over the first two games. Houston is confident in the performances of their starting pitchers as Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander have tossed two gems, that’s why they didn’t panic after losing Game 3.“They’ve been up a couple of times, and there have been situations where they would be used,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of his bullpen. “The type of two starts that we’ve gotten, it’s pretty obvious it’s been a little bit of a surprising lack of pitching usage.”Sure-fire AL Rookie of the Year winner Aaron Judge and Sanchez are a combined 1-for-14 with eight strikeouts in the ALCS after going 5-for-43 with 26 strikeouts in the Division Series, but playing at home gave them a different set of numbers.“I feel good about them,” manager Joe Girardi said. “We’ve counted on them all year. We believe in them, and I think they’re going to come out of it game after game”Manager Joe Girardi knows the ALCS Game 4 Betting Odds are by their side.New York avoid becoming just the second team in Major League history to have to try overcoming a 3-0 series deficit, like the Boston Red Sox did back in 2005 over, ironically, the Yankees.

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Houston Astros 4.80 / New York Yankees 5.10
  • Hits: Houston Astros 8.50 / New York Yankees 8.20
  • Walks: Houston Astros 3.00 / New York Yankees 3.50
  • Strike Outs: Houston Astros 7.20 / New York Yankees 12.00
  • Over/Under: Houston Astros 6-4 / New York Yankees 6-4

Latest ALCS Game 4 Betting Trends

  • Astros are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Astros are 19-5 SU in the last 24 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Yankees are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Yankees are 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 8 games when playing at home against Houston

Expert ALCS Game 4 Betting Pick & Score Prediction

Even though Houston lost Game 3 by 7 runs, it’s pretty clear to me that they are the better team in this ALCS matchup, just as they’ve been all season long.No doubt the Yankees did make the series more interesting. However, right now, I’m thinking the Yankees are going to be outplayed, seeing as how Houston was the best team in all baseball for a long stretch to start the regular season.Sonny Gray has gotten smacked around in his last two outings and I can definitely see Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa continuing that disturbing trend for the solid, but not great, New York starter.Houston is 7-3 in their last 10 games, 5-2 in their last 7 League Championship games and 12-4 in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record. New York is just 2-3 in their last 5 League Championship home games, 2-9 in their last 11 League Championship games and 1-4 in Sonny Gray’s last 5 starts. Things aren’t looking good for New York.Score: Houston Astros 6 – New York Yankees 2
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