Houston Astros Vs. New York Yankees
Houston Astros (107-55) at New York Yankees (103-59)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 08:08 PM ET (Yankee Stadium)
Line and Odds: New York Yankees ( -1.5 )-Over/Under: 8.5
After a rainstorm raged in New York City on Wednesday, Game 4 of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros was postponed and will be played tonight. The clash between two of the best teams in the MLB has seen the Astros having the edge so far. However, the Yankees will play home tonight and can count on great offensive arsenal. The two teams go back at it tonight, who’s taking Game 4?
After making the playoffs only once from 2006 to 2016, the Houston Astros have become one of the most consistent and sominat in teams in the last three seasons, winning the World Series in 2017 and three consecutive AL West Division titles. The Astros lost to the Red Sox in the ALCS in 2019, but came stronger this year with a first half of the season topped by two ten-games winning streaks and came back even stronger after the All Star Game with a 50-22 record and a total of 462 runs scored. Jose Altuve leads the offense in the postseason with 12 hits, 6 RBI and 4 home runs, while Michael Brantley, Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa have combined for 20 hits, 9 RBI and 2 home runs. Zach Greinke will be on the mound tonight. Greinke has a 0-record in the series with a 4.50 ERA and 6 strikeouts and has a 4-4 career record against the Yankees with a 5.05 ERA and 55 strikeouts. The Astros need him to step up his game if they want to take a 3-1 lead in the series tonight.
After being brutally eliminated in the Divisional Series by the Red Sox, the Yankees have come back stronger this year, finishing with second-best winning ratio in the American League and sitting just 4.0 games the Houston Astros for the best record in the MLB. The Yankees lost three straight games in mid June before starting a 30-12 run and concluded the second half of the season with a 46-28 record and a total of 440 runs scored. Gleyber Torres leads the team in the playoffs with 10 hits, 10 RBI and 3 home runs, while DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Edwin Encarnación have combined for 21 hits, 8 RBI and 2 home runs. The Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka tonight. Tanaka has a 1-0 record in the series, but has a 0-2 career record against Houston with a bad 6.62 ERA and 25 strikeouts. The Yankees need him to keep on performing if they want to tie the series tonight.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
Houston are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 16 games on the road
Houston are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games this season
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games against Houston
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games this season
Free MLB Prediction New York Yankees Vs. Houston Astros
Astros and Yankees go back at it tonight for Game 4 of the ALCS. The Yankees have already lost their home field advantage and need a win to avoid going down 1-3. However, the Astros look in great form right now and they have the pitching matchup advantage. If the offense delivers too, Houston will likely take a huge 3-1 advantage in the ALCS.