New York Yankees vs Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 MLB Betting Odds and Free Baseball Predictions


New York Yankees
New York Yankees
0-1 (0-1 V)
4:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 14, 2017
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
1-0 (1-0 H)
FOX
 
New York Yankees vs Houston Astros ALCS Game 2 MLB Betting Odds and Free Baseball Predictions

On the heels of his first career relief appearance in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander was certainly positioned to discuss how pitcher usage changes when the postseason commences.

Verlander will start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees on Saturday at Minute Maid Park, seeking to deliver the Astros a 2-0 series lead following their 2-1 win in the series opener on Friday. Verlander logged six solid innings in Game 1 of the ALDS before working out of the bullpen in the clincher and allowing one run on one hit over 2 2/3 innings.

"I want to go as deep as possible," Verlander said. "Every time I take the mound, I have the mentality of trying to go nine. But, hey, I know the playoffs are different. I would like to have the ability to do that, I would like to be rolling and have our team score some runs and (Astros manager) A.J. (Hinch) just kind of let it ride and let me stay out there. I don't know if that's the case.

"So it's kind of a dying breed that the postseason starter going nine innings, especially with the chance of coming back on short rest. I think that's what's being protected. But that's what I want to do, that's my mentality, and I go out there until the manager takes the ball out of my hand, and sometimes I don't like it but that's why he's the manager."

The Yankees will counter with right-hander Luis Severino, who has taken a rollercoaster in his first postseason, lasting just 1/3 of an inning in the AL Wild Card Game against the Minnesota Twins before working seven strong innings in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians.

Severino struggled in both of his starts against the Astros this season, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over 2 1/3 innings on May 14 at Yankee Stadium before surrendering six runs on nine hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in Houston on July 2.

"I had to make adjustments," Severino said. "They hit the ball a lot, so I just know to be careful with the hitters, try to reverse my pitches, try to be down some, because they have power, and try to be consistent with my stuff."

At just 23 years old, Severino comes with a bit of volatility. He was by most metrics the third-best pitcher in the AL this season, and his uneven performances thus far this postseason have required some nursing by Yankees coaches and his veteran teammates.

"Well, I think (Yankees pitching coach) Larry (Rothschild) talked to him a lot," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I'm sure some of the other guys got to him and talked to him. And the thing about this game is, Derek Jeter said it great, he said, 'Stay humble or this game will humble you.'

"And you really have to learn to bounce back in this game. And really, anything in life, any sport, any job, you're going to have your bad days and you got to learn to bounce back. I think Seve understands that."

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Astros 3, Yankees 2

 

 

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
New York Yankees +1½ (-175) +118 7½ (+105)o
Houston Astros -1½ (+155) -138 7½ (-125)u

Pitchers Last 3 Starts

Luis Severino (15-6) ERA: 3.14

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Oct 9, 2017 CLE W 7-3 O 7 $66.00
Oct 3, 2017 MIN W 8-4 O 0.1 $41.00
Sep 27, 2017 TB W 6-1 U 6 $44.00

J Verlander (17-8) ERA: 3.35

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Oct 5, 2017 BOS W 8-2 O 6 $77.00
Sep 27, 2017 TEX W 12-2 O 6 $47.00
Sep 22, 2017 LAA W 3-0 U 7 $76.00


Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

New York Yankees - Luis Severino

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 2, 2017 8-1 HOU 5.1 9 6 6 1 7 Loss
May 14, 2017 11-6 NYY 2.1 6 3 3 3 2 No Decision

Houston Astros - J Verlander

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 11, 2016 6-1 DET 6.2 5 1 1 1 5 Win
Jun 19, 2015 7-2 NYY 6.2 10 6 6 1 2 Loss
Aug 6, 2014 5-1 NYY 7 5 2 2 1 5 Loss
Aug 11, 2013 5-4 NYY 7 7 4 4 1 9 No Decision
Apr 7, 2013 7-0 NYY 7.1 7 3 3 2 4 Loss

Betting Odds Trends

New York 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
NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Houston
NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees's last 17 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston Astros
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
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games at home
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Injuries

New York Yankees

Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
Luis Cessa SP out for season - Ribs - 9/1/17 Cessa has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list with a ribcage injury, ending his season.
Michael Pineda SP out for season - Elbow - 7/17/17 Pineda has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list with a partial tear to the UCL in his pitching elbow that will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Houston Astros

Fielders   Status/Updated Notes
Jake Marisnick CF out for season - Thumb - 9/14/17 Marisnick sustained a fractured right thumb and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, likely ending his season.
Pitchers   Status/Updated Notes
David Paulino SP out for season - Suspension - 10/1/17 Paulino is on the 60-day disabled list with bone spurs in his right elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jandel Gustave RP out for season - Elbow - 6/21/17 Gustave is on the 60-day disabled list while he recovers from season-ending surgery on his right elbow.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away H Starter A Starter Line O/U
10/13/17 HOU 2 - NYY 1 D. Keuchel M. Tanaka -158/8 U
7/2/17 HOU 8 - NYY 1 M. Fiers L. Severino 101/8.5 O
7/1/17 HOU 7 - NYY 6 F. Martes J. Montgomery -125/9 O
6/30/17 HOU 4 - NYY 13 L. McCullers Jr. M. Pineda -173/8 O
5/14/17 NYY 7 - HOU 10 M. Tanaka C. Morton -122/8.5 O
5/14/17 NYY 11 - HOU 6 L. Severino M. Fiers -145/9 O
5/12/17 NYY 1 - HOU 5 J. Montgomery L. McCullers Jr. 109/8 U
5/11/17 NYY 2 - HOU 3 M. Pineda D. Keuchel -123/7.5 U
2016 Season
7/27/16 HOU 4 - NYY 1 L. McCullers Jr. M. Tanaka -126/7 U
7/26/16 HOU 3 - NYY 6 D. Fister C. Sabathia -144/8.5 O
7/25/16 HOU 1 - NYY 2 D. Keuchel M. Pineda -145/7 U
4/7/16 NYY 8 - HOU 5 N. Eovaldi M. Fiers -106/8.5 O
4/6/16 NYY 16 - HOU 6 M. Pineda C. McHugh -125/7.5 O
4/5/16 NYY 3 - HOU 5 M. Tanaka D. Keuchel 111/6.5 O
2015 Season
10/6/15 NYY 0 - HOU 3 M. Tanaka D. Keuchel -102/7 U
8/26/15 NYY 2 - HOU 6 M. Pineda C. McHugh -147/7.5 O
8/25/15 NYY 1 - HOU 15 I. Nova D. Keuchel 134/7.5 O
8/24/15 NYY 1 - HOU 0 N. Eovaldi S. Feldman -150/8 U
6/28/15 HOU 3 - NYY 1 C. McHugh M. Pineda -101/7.5 U
6/27/15 HOU 6 - NYY 9 B. Oberholtzer M. Tanaka 116/7.5 O

NY Yankees: Last 10 Games

Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
10/13/17 @ HOU 1-2 146/8 L/U .479 .156 M. Tanaka 6.0 D. Keuchel 7.0
10/11/17 @ CLE 5-2 169/7 W/P .701 .229 C. Sabathia 4.1 C. Kluber 3.2
10/9/17 CLE 7-3 -160/7.5 W/O .733 .222 L. Severino 7.0 T. Bauer 1.2
10/8/17 CLE 1-0 -105/8.5 W/U .646 .185 M. Tanaka 7.0 C. Carrasco 5.2
10/6/17 @ CLE 8-9 x 183/7 L/O .734 .224 C. Sabathia 5.1 C. Kluber 2.2
10/5/17 @ CLE 0-4 124/8 L/U .315 .100 S. Gray 3.1 T. Bauer 6.2
10/3/17 MIN 8-4 -263/7.5 W/O .944 .273 L. Severino 0.1 E. Santana 2.0
10/1/17 TOR 1-2 -187/8.5 L/U .478 .161 J. Montgomery 5.1 B. Anderson 5.0
9/30/17 TOR 2-1 -154/8.5 W/U .678 .241 C. Sabathia 5.2 M. Stroman 4.0
9/29/17 TOR 4-0 -235/9 W/U .623 .267 M. Tanaka 7.0 J. Biagini 5.0

Houston: Last 10 Games

Date vs/Score Line ATS OPS Avg Starter IP Opp Starter IP
10/13/17 NYY 2-1 -158/8 W/U .426 .200 D. Keuchel 7.0 M. Tanaka 6.0
10/9/17 @ BOS 5-4 -119/10 W/U .913 .308 C. Morton 4.1 R. Porcello 3.0
10/8/17 @ BOS 3-10 -125/9.5 L/O .796 .342 B. Peacock 2.2 D. Fister 1.1
10/6/17 BOS 8-2 -174/8.5 W/O 1.025 .333 D. Keuchel 5.2 D. Pomeranz 2.0
10/5/17 BOS 8-2 -134/7 W/O 1.183 .353 J. Verlander 6.0 C. Sale 5.0
10/1/17 @ BOS 4-3 -125/9 W/U .619 .235 C. McHugh 6.0 H. Velazquez 4.0
9/30/17 @ BOS 3-6 -105/8.5 L/O .688 .242 L. McCullers Jr. 4.1 D. Pomeranz 6.0
9/29/17 @ BOS 3-2 -110/10 W/U .553 .182 C. Morton 5.1 D. Fister 5.1
9/28/17 @ BOS 12-2 -107/9 W/O 1.142 .386 B. Peacock 5.0 E. Rodriguez 1.2
9/27/17 @ TEX 12-2 -215/10 W/O 1.051 .372 J. Verlander 6.0 N. Martinez 5.0