Yankees Host the Astros as ALCS Game 3 Odds Favorite.

Yankees Host the Astros as ALCS Game 3 Odds Favorite

Written by on October 16, 2017

There are some baseball fans who complain that the regular season is unnecessarily long, but most believe that the 162-game season is absolutely the only way to determine which teams are the best in the league. It’s tough to stay consistent over that many games, and the teams who are able to do that are rewarded with the definite advantage of playing more home games all the way through to the World Series, and playing at home is a huge factor to determine the MLB Betting Lines, such is the case for the ALCS Game 3 Odds. Home field advantage is no guarantee of success, but in the 2017 ALCS, it has proven to be very good indeed for the Houston Astros. Their opening two games of the series versus the New York Yankee were like an exercise in playoff pitching, as they help the visitors to just 2 total runs in back to back 2-1 wins. It is now time for Houston to go on the road, with Game 3 of the ALCS heading to the Big Apple, where the Yankees will hope to once again find their scoring touch. If they can’t, this series could be over very quickly indeed.

ALCS Game 3 Odds & Game Preview: Houston Astros at New York Yankees

  • When: Monday, October 16 at 8:08 PM EST
  • Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: 94.1 FM (Houston) / 99.5 FM (New York)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • ALCS Game 3 Odds (Total): 8.5

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 12°C/54°F
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 44%
  • Wind: 16 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Updated 2017 World Series Odds To Win – October 13th Edition

Team Records

  • All: Houston Astros 106-62 / New York Yankees 95-75
  • Home: Houston Astros 52-33 / New York Yankees 54-30
  • Away: Houston Astros 54-29 / New York Yankees 41-45
  • As Favorite: Houston Astros 102-53 / New York Yankees 73-55
  • As Underdog: Houston Astros 4-9 / New York Yankees 22-19
  • Against Left-Hand Pitchers: Houston Astros 23-24 / New York Yankees 24-24
  • Against Right-Hand Pitchers: Houston Astros 83-38 / New York Yankees 71-51

Why bet on the Houston Astros?

  • Starting Pitcher: Charlie Morton
  • ALCS Game 3 Odds: +120
It is very often the team with the best pitching staff that ends up winning the World Series, and if that is indeed the case, then the Houston Astros need to be considered the favorites to wear the crown once this postseason is all said and done. The Astros pitching staff was good against the Red Sox in the ALDS, but they have been downright filthy versus the Yankees in this series. Dallas Keuchel set the tone in Game 1, while the performance from Justin Verlander in Game 2 may have been even better. By winning the opening two games of the ALCS, the Astros have now extended their 2017 record versus the Yankees to 7-2. They played 4 games in New York during the regular season and put together a 3-1 record, which suggests that the Yankees may be in real trouble. Houston will send Charlie Morton to the mound for Game 3. Morton has had 1 start in the postseason, a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in the clinching game of the ALDS. He pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 7 hits in that one.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.50
  • Hits: 9.77
  • Walks: 3.14
  • Strike Outs: 6.70
  • Runs: 4.29
  • Hits: 8.11
  • Walks: 3.20
  • Strike Outs: 9.84

Why bet on the New York Yankees?

  • Starting Pitcher: CC Sabathia
  • ALCS Game 3 Odds: -140
In the history of the MLB playoffs, it has been the New York Yankees who have been the team who have overturned an 0-2 deficit most often, with their most recent comeback effort being in the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians. That alone should be enough to serve as a warning that this series is not yet over. There are a couple of issues that the Yankees have here, though, the most obvious of which is that they need to find a way to generate some offense ASAP. Playing at home help the Yankees to be ALCS Game 3 Odds favorites. Keuchel and Verlander will be getting another shot on the mound sooner rather than later, which is also an issue that needs to be addressed, and the Yankees can put themselves in a better position by winning Game 3. The Yankees will hand the ball to CC Sabathia in Game 3, which is no real guarantee of success. They have gone 1-1 in the postseasons with Sabathia on the mound, and the big man has surrendered 4 ER is his two appearances.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.23
  • Hits: 8.94
  • Walks: 3.80
  • Strike Outs: 8.72
  • Runs: 4.04
  • Hits: 7.62
  • Walks: 3.12
  • Strike Outs: 9.66

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Houston Astros 5.10 / New York Yankees 4.40
  • Hits: Houston Astros 8.90 / New York Yankees 8.00
  • Walks: Houston Astros 2.50 / New York Yankees 3.40
  • Strike Outs: Houston Astros 7.20 / New York Yankees 12.90
  • Over/Under: Houston Astros 5-5 / New York Yankees 5-5

Latest Betting Trends for ALCS Game 3

  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 17-9 SU in its last 26 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games when playing Houston

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This may well be the game that decides this series, as I just don’t see any way back for the Yankees if they lose this one. I expect a little more offense from New York, but I still think they come up short. Score: Houston Astros 4 – New York Yankees 3
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