ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds & Expert Pick: NY Yankees at Houston Astros.

ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds & Pick: NY Yankees at Houston Astros

Written by on October 21, 2017

After six games of the 2017 American League Championship Series, one thing is clear, playing at home has been a key factor for both teams, which is why the Houston Astros are the ALCS Game 7 betting odds favorite. Justin Verlander was magnificent on Friday night to help the Astros tied the series (3-3) after losing three in a row at Yankee Stadium, and now we are set for an epic battle to access the World Series, where the Los Angeles Dodgers are waiting. Houston comes in at -135 and the total stands at 8, but let’s see if New York have what it takes to pull off an upset. It’ll be the fifth winner-take-all game of the postseason.

ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds & Pick: NY Yankees at Houston Astros

  • When: Saturday, October 21, 8:00 PM
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Radio: 99.5 FM (New York) / 790 AM (Houston)
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds: Houston Astros -135 / New York Yankees +115 / O-U 8

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Precipitation: 5%
  • Cloud Cover: 26%
  • Wind: 10 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

MLB 2017 World Series Odds To Win

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: New York Yankees 4.90 / Houston Astros 4.50
  • Hits: New York Yankees 8.20 / Houston Astros 7.10
  • Walks: New York Yankees 3.80 / Houston Astros 2.90
  • Strike Outs: New York Yankees 10.80 / Houston Astros 7.10
  • Over/Under: New York Yankees 7-3 / Houston Astros 7-3

Starting Pitchers

New York Yankees – CC Sabathia – L – (1-0, 2.30 ERA) As you may already know, CC Sabathia is like a lifeguard for the Yankees. After losing the first two games in Houston, he threw a gem in Game 3 to brought them back to life. Sabathia is 10-0 after a New York loss. Houston Astros – Charlie Morton – R – (0-1, 10.13 ERA) Charlie Morton will be looking for his first 2017 postseason W. Morton didn’t look good in Game 3, but as we already notice, playing at home can be a huge difference for him and the entire team. He turned in a 14-7 record and a 3.62 ERA in 25 regular-season starts.

Why consider the Yankees ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds?

The Yankees already went beyond all expectations, so they should go to the field with no pressure on their shoulders. Playing at Houston, their numbers have been very poor though, with only three careers in total while allowing eleven, something they know has to be fixed in order to return to the World Series for the first time since 2009. “Momentum might have shifted a little bit,’’ Todd Frazier said. “When you win by that big of a margin it shifted. But everyone will be prepared. We have CC going and our offense will come alive again.’’ The main reasons to believe in the Yankees are simple; Morton is not Verlander and Sabathia is unbeaten in his past 11 starts, including the playoffs. “What an opportunity, we wouldn’t want it any other way, Game 7 of the LCS. This is it,” rookie sensation Aaron Judge said. Last but not least, remember the Yankees haven’t lost when facing elimination this postseason. “You never take these opportunities for advantage. That’s why it’s special to pitch and play in October. It will feel good to get out there and have an opportunity to try to pitch this team to the World Series,” Sabathia said.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.22
  • Hits: 8.92
  • Walks: 3.79
  • Strike Outs: 8.70
Defense
  • Runs: 4.01
  • Hits: 7.55
  • Walks: 3.14
  • Strike Outs: 9.63

Why consider the Astros ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds?

Very good news for all Houston fans, the offense woke up during Game 6, a morale boost for a decisive Game 7, including George Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter who’s still hitless in home games during the ALCS. Jose Altuve recorded two hits and drove in three runs after some troubled batting in the last few games. Alex Bregman drove in a pair and reached base multiple times, and Carlos Correa added two hits. Besides, if necessary, all pitchers will be available, including Dallas Keuchel. The ALCS Game 7 Betting Odds favor Luke Keuchel and the Astros. “No pitcher is going to be in the dugout. They’re all going to be in the bullpen, myself included. If things get crazy, I’m your man. I’m your man before things get crazy, hopefully,” Keuchel said. They are unbeaten at home during the postseason, and everybody wants to maintain that status. “You’re going to see a game played with everybody available,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of Game 7. “Probably not Verlander. But he’s superhuman, so we’ll see how he shows up.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.44
  • Hits: 9.66
  • Walks: 3.16
  • Strike Outs: 6.73
Defense
  • Runs: 4.30
  • Hits: 8.11
  • Walks: 3.20
  • Strike Outs: 9.80

Latest ALCS Game 7 Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • NY Yankees is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Houston is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games at home

Final Analysis & Betting Pick

I’m going to advise you to take the Houston Astros to win by a close margin. They were the best team in all baseball through the entire season and posses a most and better depth chart. Playing at home is not some magical potion, but it certainly increases their already good chances to advance. Pick: Houston Astros -135
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