Houston Astros at New York Yankees - 10/22/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
New York Yankees (102-67) vs Houston Astros (111-56)
Game Info: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5:07 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Gerrit Cole (2-0) (2.03) vs Cristian Javier (0-0) (6.75)
Betting Odds: New York Yankees -145 / Houston Astros +122 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Astros will play the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium. Houston leads the series 2-0.
The Houston Astros have won the first two games of this series by scores of 4-2 and 3-2. Houston has won seven games in a row, including a sweep of the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS. The Houston pitching staff has a 1.83 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a .176 opponent batting average this postseason. The Astros offense has scored 20 runs with a .229 batting average and a .296 on base percentage. Alex Bregman is batting .318 with two home runs and six RBI’s for the Astros this postseason. The projected starter for Houston is Christian Javier, who is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP over 1.1 innings pitched this postseason.
The New York Yankees come into Game 3 of this series in what feels like a must win situation for them. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, New York defeated the Cleveland Guardians in the ALDS in five games. The New York pitching staff has a 3.06 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 24 runs with a .169 batting average and a .252 on base percentage this postseason. Harrison Bader is batting .273 with four home runs and five RBI’s for the Yankees this postseason. The projected starter for New York is Gerrit Cole, who is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 13.1 innings pitched this postseason.
Houston is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 5-0 in their last 5 ALCS games. The under is 4-0 in Houston’s last 4 games. New York is 0-4 in their last 4 games against the AL West and 13-6 in their last 19 home playoff games. The under is 4-0 in New York’s last 4 games. The under is 6-1-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.
New York needs to win this game to avoid going down 3-0 in the series and will turn to Gerrit Cole on the mound. Cole had two wins against Cleveland in the ALDS. Houston will have Christian Javier on the mound, who has only pitched 1.1 innings in the postseason. I like New York to get the win here behind a strong performance from Cole.
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