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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros - 10/15/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Date & Time Tuesday October 15, 2019, 4:08 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
New York, NY
The Line
HOU -160 O/U 7.5
TV Channel
FS1
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The Houston Astros are set to visit Yankee Stadium in New York, New York for game 3 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees. The Houston Astros come into this matchup with a 1-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 2 against the New York Yankees, 3-2 in 11 innings. Justin Verlander received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6.2 innings. Carlos Correa had a big game from the plate for the Astros as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

The Houston Astros are set to start Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 8 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Gerrit Cole had success in his 1 start against the New York Yankees during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings.

The New York Yankees come into this matchup with a 1-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 2 against the Houston Astros, 3-2 in 11 innings. James Paxton received the starting nod for the New York Yankees, and he struggled as he gave up 1 earned run in 2.1 innings. Aaron Judge had a big game from the plate for the New York Yankees as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

The New York Yankees are set to start Luis Severino (1-1, 1.50 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 4 scoreless innings while striking out 4 batters against the Minnesota Twins. Luis Severino had success in 2 starts against the Houston Astros during the 2018 season as he went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA.

The Houston Astros have a clear advantage on the mound with Gerrit Cole, but the Yankees are returning to their home stadium where they have been amazing this season. Gerrit Cole is the most dominant pitcher in the MLB, but the Yankees are able to counter that with their powerful lineup. The Yankees will most likely only put up 1 or 2 runs on the board, but Luis Severino has been good ever since coming back from injury which should keep this game in reach. I expect the Yankees to take game 3 in their home stadium.

Pick:
New York Yankees +150
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