Astros vs Yankees ALCS Game 2: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, October 20

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The Houston Astros host the New York Yankees for Game 2 of the ALCS on Thursday 7:37 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have a 1-0 series lead. The Astros will hand the ball to Framber Valdez (16-6), and the Yankees will counter with Luis Severino (7-3).

The Yankees (+134) are on the road versus the favored Astros (-157). The game has an over/under set at 7 runs.

Astros vs. Yankees Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-157)

Total

7 Runs (Over: -107, Under: -113)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Yankees

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:37 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back

Yankees Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aaron Hicks 40 Man Active Knee
Andrew Benintendi 40 Man Active Wrist
Michael King 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chad Green 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Zack Britton 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Luis Gil 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Stephen Ridings 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Derek Dietrich Suspended List Suspension

Last Time Out: Astros and Yankees

Justin Verlander (6.00 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 11 K) picked up the win in the Astros’ 4-2 victory over the Yankees yesterday. Jeremy Pena led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI. Clarke Schmidt (1.00 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 K) was handed the loss for the Yankees.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 148 times and won 104, or 70.3%, of those games. Houston has entered 98 games this season favored by -157 or more and is 67-31 in those contests. The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 61.1%. Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 62 of their 170 opportunities. In 170 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 91-79-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 136 .307 (6) .407 (2) .614 (2) 6.6% (3) 18.9% (62) 13.9% (7)
Alex Bregman 156 .260 (61) .367 (16) .455 (42) 3.5% (54) 11.7% (8) 13.3% (8)
Jose Altuve 141 .298 (12) .386 (7) .531 (6) 4.6% (25) 14.4% (18) 10.9% (23)
Kyle Tucker 152 .257 (67) .330 (58) .478 (21) 5.0% (14) 15.7% (27) 9.7% (47)
Yuli Gurriel 147 .242 (90) .288 (120) .360 (118) 1.4% (118) 12.5% (12) 5.1% (118)

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have been victorious in seven, or 35%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. New York has a mark of 1-2 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +134 or worse on the moneyline. The Yankees have an implied victory probability of 42.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. New York and their opponents have gone over in 80 of their 171 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Yankees are 75-96-0 against the spread in their 171 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge 157 .311 (5) .425 (1) .686 (1) 9.0% (1) 25.3% (109) 16.0% (2)
Anthony Rizzo 132 .222 (115) .336 (51) .477 (22) 5.8% (5) 18.4% (52) 10.6% (28)
Gleyber Torres 143 .255 (68) .308 (95) .447 (49) 4.2% (37) 22.6% (84) 6.8% (95)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 142 .263 (55) .316 (79) .329 (124) 0.8% (126) 13.6% (17) 6.6% (100)
Giancarlo Stanton 110 .211 (-) .297 (-) .462 (-) 6.9% (-) 30.4% (-) 11.1% (-)

Astros vs. Yankees Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-157). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (7 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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