Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees - 10/12/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:08 PM (Minute Maid Park)

HOU -165

TV: FOX

The New York Yankees are set to visit Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas for game 1 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros. The New York Yankees come into this matchup looking to continue their success after winning game 3 in the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins, 5-1. Luis Severino received the starting nod for the New York Yankees, and he had success as he went 4 scoreless innings while striking out 4 batters. Didi Gregorius had a solid game from the plate for the New York Yankees as he went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

The New York Yankees have not yet determined a starting pitcher for game 1 of the ALCS. Through 3 games in the postseason, the New York Yankees are posting a 2.33 ERA, .218 BAA, and have struck out a total of 35 batters.

The Houston Astros come into this matchup looking to continue their success after winning game 5 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1. Gerrit Cole received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run while striking out 10 batters in 8 innings. Jose Altuve had a big game from the plate for the Houston Astros as he went 2 for 4 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

The Houston Astros are set to start Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 6 earned runs in 3.2 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Zack Greinke had success in his 2 starts against the New York Yankees during the 2019 season as he went 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA.

The New York Yankees are coming into this game off extended rest which will play into their hands as the Houston Astros needed all 5 games to beat the Rays. Zack Greinke is one of the top pitchers in the AL, but he looked very bad in his 1st playoff start, and the Yankees will make him pay for a performance like that as they have one of the top bats in baseball. This is a matchup of power on power as both teams have the ability to hit the long ball, but the Yankees will escape game 1 with a win due to their rest.

Anthony’s Pick New York Yankees +160

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.