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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Free ALCS Pick 10/17/19

The New York Yankees are set to play host to the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. The visiting Astros currently maintain a 2-1 lead in the series, and the action will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One. This matchup gets underway 8:08 p.m. ET.

Houston Astros at New York Yankees Odds

Zack Greinke will get the nod for Houston. The right-handed Greinke is 18-5 with a 2.93 ERA and 187 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA against New York this year (two starts).

The Yankees will put the ball in the right hand of Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA), who has 149 strikeouts and 40 walks this season as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Tanaka is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA across two starts against Houston this year.

Behind a team slash line of .217/.287/.373, the Astros have produced 3.3 runs per game through eight playoff games. New York is hitting .255/.349/.447 and the team has managed 5.5 runs during this year’s playoffs.

The Yankees bullpen (9.3 K/9) has registered an ERA of 2.20 and a WHIP of 1.08 this postseason, while Astros relievers (10.4 K/9) have performed significantly worse with a 4.43 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.

Left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel continue to lead Houston’s hitters. Brantley is slashing .308/.368/.494 with 23 home runs, 91 RBIs and 92 runs scored, while Gurriel (.295/.340/.527) has produced 31 homers, 109 RBIs and 86 runs scored.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is slashing .328/.376/.518 with 27 home runs, 106 RBIs and 117 runs scored, and the line for Torres stands at .284/.343/.553 with 41 homers, 100 RBIs and 103 runs scored.

The Astros are looking for another victory following a 4-1 win in the prior game of the series.

Houston Astros at New York Yankees MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

Houston has recorded 11 extra-base hits over its last five outings. New York has 14 XBH over its last five.

The Astros have a team OPS of .843 this season and an OPS of .824 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .829 overall and .817 versus righties.

The Houston defense has allowed two errors over the last 10 games, compared to eight errors for New York over its last 10.

The Astros have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 17 over their last 10.

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