Houston Astros vs NY Yankees Betting Preview - Early ALCS Game 3 Prediction

Houston Astros vs NY Yankees Betting Preview – Early ALCS Game 3 Prediction

The MLB playoffs are moving quickly, and we are now into the Championship Series in both leagues. Over in the ALCS, it’s going to be a rather busy schedule at the beginning since the Yankees had to play a make-up game against the Guardians in the deciding game in the ALDS. Not much time for rest for the Yankees, and it certainly doesn’t help that they immediately had to go on the road to Houston to face an Astros team coming off a sweep in their series. It was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Astros who came away with the 4-2 win in Game 1, with the second game in the series set to go on Thursday night. Once that is done, we head back to New York for Game 3, which is the game we are going to focus on here. There are no MLB Odds posted for this one just yet so be sure to keep checking in for updates on the game lines.

ALCS Game Three Betting Analysis for Astros vs Yankees Series

Houston Astros at New York Match Info

  • When: Saturday, October 22 at 5:07 PM EST
  • Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • TV: TBS

Why bet on the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros finished the regular season with 106 wins, and while that is certainly a great year, we all know that it means nothing if you don’t get the job done in the postseason. Ask the Dodgers, who had the most wins, about that. The thing with the Astros was that they have carried over their regular season success into the playoffs, winning the ALDS against the Seattle Mariners in a 3-game sweep, and then following that up by winning Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees. Going on the road should not be a problem for this team, as they won 51 road games this season, as well as their lone road game in the postseason to this point. Counting the postseason, they are now 6-2 against the Yankees this season, so there is a definite feeling that this series might be over quickly. 

Why bet on the New York Yankees

Like we mentioned earlier, the Yankees have now lost 6 of 8 games to the Astros this season, but they can take some solace in knowing that both of their wins came at Yankee Stadium. They would love nothing more than to get a win in Game 2 before heading home with a chance to take control of the series. After looking like the strongest team in the league in the early going, the Yankees stumbled in the second half of the season, closing out the year with 99 wins, well shy of the pace they set in the early going. They did have some difficulties on the road, but they tied with the Dodgers for the most home wins (57) in the regular season, so they are certainly no pushover in their own ballpark.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This one is difficult to predict without knowing how Game 2 goes. The reality is that if the Astros go up 2-0 in the series, you’ll have to wonder how much gas the Yankees have left in the tank. I may change my opinion later, but for now, I have the Yankees winning Game 3.

MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros 3 New York Yankees 4

 
 

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