ALCS Game 5 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Expert Picks: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

NY Yankees Poised to Take ALCS Lead at Home Against Houston

ALCS Game 5 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Expert Picks: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

Astros: 2-2 (0-2 V)
Yankees: 2-2 (2-0 H)
When: 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
TV: FS1

The New York Yankees did the improbable in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series and now have a chance to take a 3-2 lead in a stint they trailed by two games as they get ready to resume hostilities against the Houston Astros with Game 5 set to be broadcasted Wednesday afternoon on Fox Sports 1 at 5:08 p.m. ET and live from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

Just like they did in the ALDS against Cleveland, the Yankees proceeded to lose their first two games away from home only to comeback at Yankee Stadium and win the next two but their latest against Houston on Tuesday night feels really sweet as they came back from a four-run deficit late in the game to finally prevail 6-4 in front of an ecstatic crowd in New York. The Yankees have lost only twice in their last fifteen home games.

New York looked lifeless in the first six innings with just one hit to show for against Lance McCullers but Aaron Judge, who left Houston Saturday with a .143 batting average and 19 strikeouts in 31 at bats, ignited a inspiring rally with a homerun then doubled in a run in a four-run eighth inning to help the Yankees to capture Game 4. Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez collected 3 RBI’s in the win including the go-ahead two-run double to give the Yankees the lead for good.

LH Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90 ERA - 2-0, 0.71 ERA) will attempt to keep his fine form as he takes the mound for the Astros while RH Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74 ERA - 1-1, 1.38 ERA) will look for his second postseason win this year as he is slated to start for the Yankees.

Keuchel has been nothing short of brilliant in his two postseason starts. The 29-year old has two wins in as many starts while compiling a superb 0.71 ERA. Keuchel threw seven scoreless innings with just four hits allowed and ten strikeouts in a 2-1 win over the Yankees in Game 1 last Friday. Keuchel is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 5-postseason starts as a pro. The Oklahoma native is 4-2 with a 1.41 ERA in 6-career starts against New York.

Tanaka has regained his pitching touch especially in his last three outings in which he went 2-1 with an excellent 0.90 ERA over that span. The lone loss came at the hands of the Astros when he allowed two runs across four hits in six innings in the series’ opener in Houston. The 28-year old is 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA in three-career postseason starts. The Japan native is 0-2 with a lofty 10.38 ERA in four-career starts against the Astros.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Astros favorites at 120-moneyline with the total sitting at 7½.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Astros were favored by -1½ (+147)

Pitching Matchup:
Astros: LH Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90 ERA - 2-0, 0.71 ERA)
Yankees: RH Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74 ERA - 1-1, 1.38 ERA)

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees ALCS Game 5 Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
969 Houston - Keuchel
-126
970 NY Yankees - Tanaka
+114
  Total
8

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Left hander Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Keuchel is 16-5 this season with a 2.73 ERA.

The Yankees will counter Keuchel with Masahiro Tanaka. Right hander Tanaka has a 4.52 ERA to go along with a 14-13 record this season.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees ALCS Game 5 Betting Odds & Trends

Houston:
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

NY Yankees:
NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to New York Friday, October 20

The result:
This contest could turn out to be a repeat from Game 1 when Keuchel and Tanaka were enmeshed in a pitching duel. However, Tanaka has been prone to deliver clunkers here and there and is due for one. Keuchel is the steadier of the two and will maintain his recent good form. Astros 6, Yankees 1.

Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Expert Picks: Houston -119 & 7½ Under at Bovada

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