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New York Yankees at Houston Astros - 10/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (0-0) vs. New York Yankees (0-0)

MLB Baseball: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Minute Maid Park)

M Tanaka (14-12) (4.56) vs. D Keuchel (15-5) (2.85)

The Line: Houston Astros -160 / New York Yankees +150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

The Houston Astros host the New York Yankees in the opener of the ALCS in Friday MLB.

The Houston Astros begin the ALCS with a few extra days of rest thanks to wrapping up their ALDS versus the Boston Red Sox in four games. Houston wrapped up the ALDS with a 5-4 win at Fenway Park with another strong offensive performance. Astros Starter Charlie Morton allowed a pair of runs on seven hits and two BB over 4.1 frames before Justin Verlander and Ken Giles gave up a run apiece in the final 4.2 innings.

New York Yankees at Houston Astros - 10/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Houston pounded out 12 hits and walked four times with Alex Bregman going deep while George Springer drove in a run and scored on a three hit effort followed by a Yuli Gurriel with a 3-4 night and a run. The Astros have named a Dallas Keuchel as the game on starter and is 15-5 with a 2.85 ERA.

The New York Yankees have advanced to the ALCS after a game five 5-2 victory at the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. New York simply outpitched and out the defending American League champions. Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed both runs on five hits and struck out nine through 4.1 innings before David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman slammed the door shut with 4.2 innings of scoreless baseball.

The Bronx Bombers did their damage on eight hits and three bases on balls with Didi Gregorius leading the offense with a solo homer and a two run jack while Brett Gardner went 3-5 with a run and an RBI. The  Yankees struck out 16 times and Gregorius was the only player that didn’t strike out. The Yankees opening the series with Masahiro Tanaka on the hill and he comes in with a 14-12 record with a 4.56 ERA.

New York are 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games and New York are 23-8 in their last 31 games on grass and New York are 20-8 in their last 28 overall. Houston are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and over is 9-3 in Houston last 12 on grass and over is 9-3 in Houston last 12 overall. New York are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.

I hate laying big chalk in these situations but I think there are too many areas that favor the Astros...

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