ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines & Game Preview: NY Yankees vs. Houston Astros.

ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines & Game Preview: NY Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Written by on October 19, 2017

Teams that trail 2-0 in a series aren’t supposed to rally to win that series. The New York Yankees could do it for the second time in these baseball playoffs with a victory on Friday night in Houston in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. However, the Astros are the ALCS Game 6 betting lines favorites to force a Game 7 on Saturday, so let’s see which team offers the best value for you to cash in.

ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines & Game Preview: NY Yankees vs. Houston Astros

  • When: Friday, 8:08 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • Radio: ESPN Radio
  • ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines: Houston Astros -140, Yankees +120 (Total at 7.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Precipitation: 21%
  • Cloud Cover: 66%
  • Wind: 10 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

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Why Bet On NY Yankees?

The Yankees were down 2-0 in the ALDS best-of-5 vs. Cleveland and won the final three games – beating Indians ace and potential 2017 Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in Cleveland in the clincher. New York already has proven no stage is too big, so for them, it doesn’t matter what the ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines says.The Yanks should have lost Game 4 at home on Tuesday but rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Wednesday’s Game 5 was never in doubt as Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant in a 5-0 win. He allowed just three hits in seven innings. Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. He also had a huge hit in Game 4 that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead. Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Game 5.New York goes with young right-hander Luis Severino in Game 6, and he was an All-Star this year. He has been up and down in these playoffs, terrible against Minnesota in the wild-card game, good in his one start vs. the Indians and in Game 2 in Houston he allowed two hits and a run in four innings. He was hit by a comebacker from Yuli Gurriel on the last out of the fourth, and Manager Joe Girardi said they lifted him as a precaution. Severino didn’t get a decision. Severino will join Waite Hoyt as the only pitchers in Yankees history to start four postseason games prior to turning 24 years old.The Yankees are the fourth team to face 0-2 deficits in consecutive postseason series and had become the first to tie both series at 2-2. They would be only the second team to win consecutive series in the same postseason after trailing 0-2 in both.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.25
  • Hits: 8.93
  • Walks: 3.80
  • Strike Outs: 8.69
  • Runs: 3.99
  • Hits: 7.55
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 9.64

Why Bet on Houston Astros?

This was the best offensive team in baseball this year by a wide margin but has lost three straight for the first time since Sept. 8-10. The offense went missing in New York. Houston went 11-for-92 (.120) with five extra-base hits, no home runs, and 25 strikeouts in the three games at Yankee Stadium. With runners in scoring position, they went 2-for-21, including 0-for-8 in Game 5. With runners in scoring position, they went 2-for-21, including 0-for-8 in Game 5.The Astros won the first two games at home and have Justin Verlander on the mound – games like this are why the Astros acquired him at the Aug. 31 deadline from Detroit. Verlander was opposite Severino in Game 2 and was magnificent in striking out 13 in a complete-game victory. He threw a season-high 124 pitches.The ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines favor Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros.Verlander improved to 8-0 in eight appearances with Houston since agreeing to an Aug. 31 trade from the Tigers, including his Game 4 win in relief during a Division Series against Boston. He has a 2.04 ERA over a postseason-leading 17 2/3 innings.Verlander pitched in four elimination games in his career with the Tigers. They were Game 5 of the 2006 World Series; Game 5 of the 2011 ALCS; Game 5 of the 2012 Division Series; and Game 5 of the 2013 Division Series).The Tigers lost the World Series game to the St. Louis Cardinals but won the other three. Verlander posted a 1.48 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings in those four appearances. He was particularly dominant in the past two, shutting out the A’s over a combined 17 innings. Verlander also earned the win in the Astros’ Game 4 clincher in this year’s ALDS against the Red Sox, but he did so in relief.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.43
  • Hits: 9.67
  • Walks: 3.15
  • Strike Outs: 6.73
  • Runs: 4.32
  • Hits: 8.12
  • Walks: 3.21
  • Strike Outs: 9.80

ALCS Game 6 Betting Lines Trends & Expert Prediction

  • Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 road games.
  • Yankees are 1-7 in their last 8 playoff road games.
  • New York is 1-7 in Severinos last 8 Friday starts.
  • Astros are 42-20 in their last 62 games following a loss.
  • Astros are 13-3 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
  • Under is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Houston.
I worry about that Houston bullpen, but it won’t matter if Verlander goes nine again. Take the Astros to force a Game 7.