Houston Host the NY Yankees as ALCS Game 2 Odds Favorite.

Houston Host the NY Yankees as ALCS Game 2 Odds Favorite

Written by on October 13, 2017

Of the four teams that have made it to the Championship Round, only one can really be considered a surprise. The general consensus was that getting to the playoffs and winning the AL Wild Card Game was as good as it was going to get for the New York Yankees, but they have come out and surprised everyone, but not enough to be considered ALCS Game 2 odds favorite, even more after losing Game 1 (1-2) on Friday Night.The Yankees taking out the Minnesota Twins in the WC game was not totally unexpected, but very few people gave them much of a shot against the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. After all, this was an Indians team that was a game away from winning a World Series crown last year, and who many believed were actually a better team this season. The Yankees took them out in 5 games, but will once again come in as an underdog in the MLB odds against the red-hot Houston Astros, with game 2 of the ALCS set to go on Saturday afternoon in Houston.

NY Yankees at Houston ALCS Game 2 Odds

  • When: Saturday, October 14 at 4:08 PM EST
  • Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 104.5 FM (New York) / 1470 AM (Houston)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Starting Pitchers: Luis Severino (New York Yankees) vs. Justin Verlander (Houston Astros)
  • ALCS Game 2 Odds: Houston Astros -135 (Total set at 7.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 32°C/89°F
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Precipitation: 16%
  • Cloud Cover: 37%
  • Wind: 8 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

MLB – 2017 WORLD SERIES ODDS TO WIN

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: New Yor Yankees 5 / Houston Astros 5.10
  • Hits: New Yor Yankees 9 / Houston Astros 9
  • Walks: New Yor Yankees 3.30 / Houston Astros 2.80
  • Strike Outs: New Yor Yankees 11.70 / Houston Astros 8.60
  • O/U: New Yor Yankees 6-4 / Houston Astros 6-4

Why bet on the New York Yankees?

The ALDS certainly looked like it was going to follow the script we all expected, with the Indians taking the opening two games of the series. Even when the Yankees evened things up at home, they still needed to go on the road and win the deciding game in Cleveland. They pulled that off, and people in baseball circles are still stunned that it happened. There are now some folks talking in hushed tones about this Yankees team perhaps being a team of destiny, but those discussions are not going to get louder until this team can prove that they can handle the Houston Astros in the same manner that they dealt with Cleveland.The Yankees did not perform particularly well versus the Astros in the regular season, going just 2-5 in their 7 meetings, but they looked a lot better in ALCS Game 1. Luis Severino got chased early in the Wild Card Game but pitched 7 strong innings in a win over the Indians in the ALDS, they need a good game from him to defy the ALCS Game 2 Odds.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.28
  • Hits: 8.99
  • Walks: 3.82
  • Strike Outs: 8.66
Defense
  • Runs: 4.06
  • Hits: 7.64
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 9.73

Why bet on the Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros got past the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS without breaking too much of a sweat. They put the pressure on Boston after winning the opening two games of the series at home, scoring 16 runs in the process, and while they dropped the third game, you never really got the sense that Houston was in any real danger. This is a team that is incredibly well rounded, which a team tends to be when they rack up over 100 wins in the regular season. While the Astros have very solid pitching to draw upon, it is perhaps their power that is the most concerning for the Yankees.Once again, according to the ALCS Game 2 Odds, the Astros are favorites to win.The Astros hammered in a staggering 896 runs in the regular season, the best in MLB, and have added 24 more in their 4 postseason games. While Houston was good at home this year, as they already proved on Friday night, they were even better on the road, which is another issue for the Yankees to face. Justin Verlander was on the mound twice versus the Red Sox, picking up the win in both appearances, he’s a huge reason why the Houston is the ALCS Game 2 Odds favorite.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.54
  • Hits: 9.83
  • Walks: 3.15
  • Strike Outs: 6.73
Defense
  • Runs: 4.33
  • Hits: 8.15
  • Walks: 3.22
  • Strike Outs: 9.80

Latest ALCS Game 2 Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
  • Yankees are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston’s last 12 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

What the Yankees have done this season needs to be applauded, but I think they are about to reach the end of the line against the Astros. I think Houston wins both home games, setting up the possibility of an early end to this series.Score: New York Yankees 2 – Houston Astros 5
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