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ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines & Game Preview: Astros vs. Yankees

Written by on October 17, 2017

After laying a huge smackdown on the offensively struggling Houston Astros in Game 4 of the 2017 ALCS on Tuesday night (Yankees won 6-4), baseball fans and betting aficionados everywhere are now assured of a sixth game at the very least. The next one will go down live from the Bronx with the ALCS Game 5 betting lines backing up the visiting team, so let’s find out if they can regain the series advantage in the MLB lines to go home and finally celebrate.

ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines & Game Preview: Astros vs. Yankees

  • When: Wednesday, October 18, 5:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Yankee Stadium
  • TV: FS1
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Radio: WFAN 660, 101.9 FM, KBME 790, WADO 1280, ESPN Radio
  • ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines: Houston Astros -120 (Total set at 7.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 8 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Houston Astros 4.90 / New York Yankees 5.50
  • Hits: Houston Astros 7.90 / New York Yankees 8.30
  • Walks: Houston Astros 3.00 / New York Yankees 3.60
  • Strike Outs: Houston Astros 7.30 / New York Yankees 10.90
  • Over/Under: Houston Astros 7-3 / New York Yankees 7-3

Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros – Dallas Keuchel – L – (2-0, 0.71 ERA)Dallas Keuchel (14-5. 2.90 ERA, 125 K) has been rock-solid in two postseason starts in limiting Boston to one earned run on three hits in 5.2 innings in Game 2 of the ALDS matchup in the last round before shutting the Yankees down in Game 1 of the ALCS by allowing just four hits and striking out 10 in seven shutout innings. Keuchel has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts while striking out 25 in 21.2 combined innings.New York Yankees – Masahiro Tanaka – R – (1-1, 1.38 ERA)Masahiro Tanaka has been outstanding this postseason as well in tossing seven shutout innings against Cleveland in Game 3 of the ALDS and limiting Houston to just two runs on four hits of Game 1 opposite Houston’s Keuchel in game 1 of the ALCS. The right-hander has allowed just two earned runs over his last three starts while striking out 25 in 20.0 innings.

Game Analysis

For Houston, Game 5 will be a contest in which they hope to avoid falling into a 3-2 series deficit. It’s a really good thing they’ve got Dallas Keuchel on the mound for them in this one, although getting past Masahiro Tanaka won’t exactly be a walk in the park.However, even with their staff ace on the mound, the Astros need to put some runs on the board to eventually back up the ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines.In four games against the Yankees, the Astros have scored a total of nine runs. While the Astros’ all-star double-play combination of Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are batting a combined .391 against the Yankees everyone else in the Astros’ lineup is batting a pitiful .091, including three of their best hitters in George Springer, Marwin Gonzalez and Josh Reddick.“This isn’t the normal Astros lineup we’re used to,” Reddick said following Houston’s Game 4 loss. “Our whole lineup isn’t hitting. We relied on Altuve and Correa a little too much in the first two games, and we’ve just got to come together as a team and maybe talk it out and work on the things we were doing in the Boston series.“We need to put this game behind us. That’s the only way to put it. We didn’t come out and do our jobs. But it could be worse. At least we are even and returning home in a few days, hopefully with the lead”.The Astros also had better hope that New York’s Aaron Judge doesn’t start going off after his monster Game 3 and 4 performance. Aaron Judge smacked two homers to become the solid leader the Yankees were looking for.The Yankees have the ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines by their side.“That pad’s only a couple inches thick, and right behind that, it’s not moving, even as big as he is,” Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner said. “Even though it’s padded, those were a pretty couple of good hits he took. But like I said, he’s a big guy, so the wall’s probably hurting, too.”“I know how dangerous he is. He can really change a game really quickly”, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Aaron Judge has already broken the record for the most strikeouts by one player before the World Series, with 21. Still, his impact this postseason has been undeniable.“You’ve got to take the ups with the downs,” Judge said. “You can’t have all the good, come out here and hit a thousand, even though I want to.”According to the ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines, Houston could still get its act together quickly at the plate seeing as how according to the Elias Sports Bureau says this year’s Houston team is only the seventh ballclub in MLB history to post the highest slugging percentage and fewest strikeouts in the same season. The Astros joined the 1948 Yankees and the 1995 Cleveland Indians in pulling off the rare accomplishment.“The scoreboard doesn’t always show how hard you hit the ball,” Springer said. “I thought we hit some balls hard yesterday that didn’t fall. We’re not going to change our approach just because we fly out to the track. We have a plan and an approach, and we stick to it.”

Latest ALCS Game 5 Betting Trends

  • Astros are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Astros are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games on the road
  • Yankees are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games at home

Expert Betting Pick & Score Prediction

I’m going to advise you to take the Houston Astros to eke out another close win in Game 5 of the ALCS as I just don’t see them lighting up the scoreboard against Masahiro Tanaka, but I see New York getting even less off of Dallas Keuchel.No Yankees hitter is batting more than .200 against Houston’s staff ace except Chase Headley (.273) while Houston’s Jose Altuve is hitting .364 against Tanaka in 11 career at-bats, Carlos Correa is hitting .500 in 10 career at-bats and George Springer is batting an identical .500 in nine at-bats against the Yankees right-hander.I know that New York has been a different team at home and the ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines agree, but Dallas Keuchel is the same pitcher no matter where he’s playing at that leads me to believe that New York is going to lose a heartbreaker for the third time this series.Score: Houston Astros 3 – New York Yankees 2
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