ALCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead MLB Expert Picks: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros
Saturday, October 14, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Houston Looking to Take a Sizable Lead in ALCS Against New York

ALCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead MLB Expert Picks: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Yankees: 0-1 (0-1 V)
Astros: 1-0 (1-0 H)
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 14, 2017
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

The Houston Astros took a positive step towards reaching their first World Series since 2005 when they prevailed in Game 1 of the ALCS and will attempt to keep that winning form as they get ready to resume the series against the New York Yankees with Game 2 set to be broadcasted Saturday afternoon on Fox at 4:08 p.m. ET and live from Minute Maid Stadium in Houston.

The Astros along with seven others clubs have never won the World Series but Houston’s quest to finally reach the ultimate goal could be this season as they have proven to have the right stuff. They strolled through the ALDS by winning 3-1 against the Boston Red Sox and now have won a nail-biter 2-1 against New York in the ALCS opener on Friday.

They led the league in runs scored this season and their pitching isn’t too shabby either with starter Dallas Keuchel proving that very point in Friday’s win. The lefty neutralized the Yankees with zero runs on just four hits and 10 strikeouts in 7 innings for his second win of the postseason. And now comes Justin Verlander in Saturday’s contest. The veteran has been lights out since being acquired from the Tigers in September.

RH Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA – 1-0, 7.36 ERA) will look for back-to-back wins as he gets the call in Game 2 for the Yankees while RH Justin Verlander (15-8, 3.36 ERA – 2-0, 3.12 ERA) will attempt to notch his tenth-postseason career victory as he takes the mound for the Astros.

Severino rebounded from a disastrous performance in the wild-card game against Minnesota when he won his first career postseason start against Cleveland in Game 4 of the ALDS last Monday. The 23-year old allowed three runs on 4 hits and two homeruns and 9 strikeouts in seven innings in a 7-3 Yankees’ win which evened the series at two games apiece. The Dominican is 0-1 with a lofty 10.57 ERA in two-career starts against the Astros.

Verlander has been sharp since being acquired by the Astros as the 34-year old has won all his 5 starts in the regular season while sporting an incredible 1.06 ERA during that stretch. Verlander also won Game 1 against Boston on October 5 and notched another victory in relief in the decisive Game 5 back on Monday. He is 9-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 17-career postseason starts. In all, the Virginia native is 6-7 with a 3.87 ERA in 18-career starts against the Yankees.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Astros favorites at 140-moneyline with the total sitting at 7½.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Astros were favored by -1½ (+163)

Pitching Matchup:
Yankees: RH Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA – 1-0, 7.36 ERA)
Astros: RH Justin Verlander (15-8, 3.36 ERA – 2-0, 3.12 ERA)

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 Betting Odds

Gm# Team
905 NY Yankees - Severino
906 Houston - Verlander

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D Keuchel fanned 10 New York batters in the team's last outing, leading the Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park.

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Trends

NY Yankees:
NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Yankees is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Houston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Houston, Monday, October 16th

The result:
Expect another close and low scoring affair with both hurlers in great form. Verlander has the edge when it comes to experience and the word is out now on how to neutralize Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez so look for the Astros to leave Texas with a 2-0 lead. Astros 5, Yankees 2

Aengus Moorehead MLB Expert Picks: Houston -136 & 7½ Under at Bovada

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