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Astros vs Yankees Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for ALCS Game 3 MLB Playoffs

Devon Platana
Houston Astros vs New York Yankees prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for ALCS Game 3 in MLB Playoffs.
Houston Astros vs New York Yankees prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for ALCS Game 3 in MLB Playoffs. / Associated Press
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Astros vs Yankees Game 3 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — ALCS Game 3 (HOU Leads 2-0)
No. 1 Houston Astros (106-56, 51-30 Away) vs. No. 2 New York Yankees (99-63, 57-24 Home)
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 5:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
Coverage: TBS

The ALCS continues with Game 3 on Saturday as the Houston Astros and New York Yankees shift their series to Yankee Stadium. The Yankees could certainly use the home support now that they're in an 0-2 hole after the Astros won Game 2, 3-2, on Thursday.

Can the Astros push their opponents up against the wall by taking a commanding 3-0 lead? Or will the Yankees find another to overcome adversity to cut the series deficit in half?

Astros vs Yankees Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: HOU: (+124) | NYY: (-146)
Spread: HOU: +1.5 (-172) | NYY: -1.5 (+142)
Total: 7 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Yankees enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are -146 on the moneyline and own +142 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7 runs, with -105 on the over and -115 on the under.

Astros vs Yankees Prediction & Pick

The Astros dominated the Yankees during the regular season, which is a trend that's continued into the playoffs. Even though Houston has only outscored New York by a total of 7-4 in the ALCS, it's clear that the former's postseason success over the last few years is paying off.

The Astros turn to Cristian Javier as their starter, hoping he can help them take the 3-0 lead. He's kept the Yankees at bay over his career, going 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA in three career starts against them. Furthermore, he only allowed one run over 12 innings pitched against them this season.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are sending in Gerrit Cole, who went 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in the ALDS. Though Cole has been solid against his former team, he did lose to the Astros earlier this season, giving up only one run in seven innings en route to the 3-0 loss.

The Yankees are too talented of a team to be this close to getting swept. Cole's experience — especially in the postseason — should help give his club the edge here, leading to a New York win.

Final Score Prediction: Astros: 2 | Yankees: 3

Astros vs Yankees Probable Starting Pitchers

The Houston Astros will look to Cristian Javier (11-9, 2.54 ERA) in Game 3 and the New York Yankees hand the ball to Gerrit Cole (13-8, 3.50 ERA).

Astros vs Yankees Betting Trends

- Houston is 10-2 straight up in its last 12 road games.
- The Yankees are 0-5 straight up in their last five games against Houston.
- The total has hit the under in five of Houston's last six games.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Yankees' last five games against Houston.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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