Houston Astros at New York Yankees - 10/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Yankees (102-67) vs Houston Astros (111-56)

Game Info: Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Nestor Cortes (13-4) (2.46) vs Lance McCullers Jr. (4-2) (2.01)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and New York Yankees face off in Game 4 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. 

The Astros currently have a 3-0 series lead and can close out the series with a victory in this game. On Saturday, it was the Astros that were able to secure the 5-0 victory. Christian Vazquez was the starter for the Astros at catcher, and he had a nice game, finishing with a two-run single. He also had a run. Chas McCormick also had one hit and two RBIs. The Astros did get 5.1 innings from Javier, but they also used plenty of the bullpen. Five different bullpen members pitched. For the Yankees, they only finished with three hits as a team. Gerrit Cole went five innings for the Yankees, and they also used three bullpen members. 

On the mound for the Astros will be Lance McCullers who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. In his last start against the Seattle Mariners, he went six innings, giving up two hits and zero runs. If McCullers is pitching well, look for him to go deep in this game. 

On the mound for the Yankees will be Nestor Cortes Jr, who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 2.70. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians, he went five innings, giving up three hits and one run. Over his last three starts, he has given up three runs. It will be all hands on deck in this game, so if Cortes Jr does struggle early, I would expect him to be pulled early. 

The Astros are 5-0 in their last five playoff games. The under is 4-0 in the Yankees last four games overall. The Under is 3-0-2 in McCullers Jr’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Lance McCullers was good in his one playoff start, and he’s going to build off that here. The Yankees bats were ice-cold on Saturday, and it’s not going to magically get any better in this game. Look for the Yankees to not score more than a run here, and the Astros will secure the victory.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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