Upcoming Free Picks

Astros vs. Yankees,
10-16-2017 - Pick and Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#909 Houston
Astros
#910 New York
Yankees

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Houston Astros

-

W's
L's
0
ERA
0
WHIP

New York Yankees

-

W's
L's
0
ERA
0
WHIP

Betting Trends

All MLB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

Houston Astros (2-0; 0-2 O/U) vs. New York Yankees (0-2; 0-2 O/U)

MLB: ALCS Game Three: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:00pm EST

Line: New York -125/Houston +115

Total: 8.5

The New York Yankees will look to avoid going down 3-0 when they host the Houston Astros in game three of the ALCS Monday night from Yankee Stadium. The Astros will send 33-year old right-hander Charlie Morton to the mound, and the Yankees will counter with 37-year old left-hander CC Sabathia. The Astros edged the Yankees in game two by a 2-1 score to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Sabathia K’s Nine Batters in Game Five of ALDS

CC Sabathia will make his third start of the playoffs, aiming for his first win. Sabathia was solid in game five against the Indians, allowing two runs in 4.1 innings and struck out nine batters. The 6-foot-6 veteran left-hander has now allowed six runs (four earned) in 9.2 innings of playoff baseball this year and features a 4.46 ERA in 117 career innings of playoff action. He did not face Houston this season, and limited the Astros to two runs in 6.2 innings and got the win in his lone start against them last season. Sabathia owns 2-1 record with a 4.15 ERA in three career starts against the Astros. Josh Reddick is 2 for 19 against Sabathia, while Marwin Gonzalez is 1 for 3 with one RBI, and Jose Altuve is 2 for 6 with two RBI’s. 

Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro has done big damage against Astros starter Charlie Morton throughout his career, recording a hit in 12 of 30 at bats with three home runs and nine RBI’s. The 27-year old has yet to get going in this Postseason, hitting only .242 with one RBI through eight games, and is 2 for 7 with zero RBI’s in this series.  The combination of Judge, Gregorius, and Sanchez only went 1 for 12 with four strikeouts against Verlander in game two. The Yankees will need the middle of their order to come up with some big hits against Morton in game three.

Morton Takes Mound for Second Start of Playoffs

Charlie Morton will get the nod for the second time of the playoffs, targeting his first career Postseason victory. Morton made the start in game four of the ALDS and he was not sharp, conceding two runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings, and finished with the no-decision. The veteran right-hander made his lone start against the Yankees this season on the road back in May and allowed four runs in 5.2 innings, and notched the win in a game Houston took by a 10-7 score. He has now conceded eight runs in 12.2 career innings against New York. Morton had a career-year this season, posting a 3.62 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP accompanied with a 14-7 record in 25 starts.

Watch for Yuli Gurriel in this contest as he feasted on the Yankees pitching in the regular season, going 9 for 22 with two homers and seven RBI’s, and is 2 for 5 with one RBI through two games in this series. The 33-year old first baseman is quietly having an outstanding Postseason, notching a hit in 11 of 22 at-bats, and has collected a hit in each of the Astros six playoff games. Carlos Correa delivered the game-winning hit in game two and has now recorded three hits with a team-best three RBI’s through the first two games of this series.

Trends:

The Houston Astros are:

  • No Key Trends

The New York Yankees are:

  • 5-1 in Sabathia’s last 6 starts.
  • 13-3 in Sabathia’s last 16 home starts.
  • 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
  • 20-7 in their last 27 Monday games.

I am taking the Yankees in this contest. I expect the Yankees to get to Morton who was shaky in his start in the ALDS, as he was fortunate to only allow two runs in his 4.1 inning effort. Morton has served up a total of eight runs in 12.2 career innings against the Yankees, and I expect them to find their offense in their home ball park. Furthermore, Sabathia was solid in his two ALDS starts, striking out nine hitters in 4.1 innings in game five, and although he did allow two runs, he was sharp. Many of the Yankees hitters feature strong numbers against Morton and I believe that will translate into a Yankees victory.

Pick: New York Yankees

Morton owns a subpar 4.17 ERA on the road this season, plus he did not pitch well in the ALDS, and Sabathia will give up a few against the Astros as well. The Yankees lineup is hitting a combined .327 against Morton, so I expect their bats to wake up, and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600. Sabathia will likely give up at least a few runs against this potent Astros lineup as well, and the over is 6-0 in their last six games against a left-handed starter. I believe this contest will see some runs scored in a sharp contrast from the low scoring battles in the first two games.

Pick: Over

4

Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about about various sports as well as personal finance. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Thursday, Feb 21
NBA
#509 Houston Rockets -2.5
#510 Los Angeles Lakers 233
10:35pm
View Pick
#511 Sacramento Kings 239
#512 Golden State Warriors -12.5
10:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#643 UC Davis 132.5
#644 Cal State Fullerton -6
10:30pm
View Pick
#639 Hawaii 133.5
#640 UCSB -4.5
11:00pm
View Pick
#645 Oregon State 151.5
#646 UCLA -2
11:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Feb 22
NBA
#515 New Orleans Pelicans 220
#516 Indiana Pacers -5.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#513 Washington Wizards 230
#514 Charlotte Hornets -5
7:05pm
View Pick
#519 San Antonio Spurs 228
#520 Toronto Raptors -8.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#517 Chicago Bulls 217
#518 Orlando Magic -8
7:05pm
View Pick
#523 Detroit Pistons -3.5
#524 Atlanta Hawks 223
7:35pm
View Pick
#527 Denver Nuggets -3.5
#528 Dallas Mavericks 218.5
8:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#875 Bowling Green -5
#876 Ohio U 143.5
6:30pm
View Pick
#851 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 146
#852 IUPUI -9.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#855 Dartmouth 149
#856 Yale -10.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#877 Kent State
#878 Buffalo
7:00pm
View Pick
#857 Cornell 135
#858 Princeton -6
8:00pm
View Pick
#861 Wisconsin-Green Bay 158
#862 Illinois - Chicago -4.5
9:00pm
View Pick
#863 Davidson -2
#864 Rhode Island 132
9:00pm
View Pick
#865 Indiana 145.5
#866 Iowa -6.5
9:00pm
View Pick