Houston Astros at New York Yankees 10/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Houston Astros visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to play the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the ALCS. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -116 and New York at +106. The Astros have a 85-75-9 over/under record and a 87-82-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 96-75-0 against the run line and have a 87-80-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 85-75-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 87-82-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 87-80-4 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 96-75-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
10/01/17 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 60-day DL (08/31)
10/01/17 P David Paulino Elbow 60-day DL (10/01)
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb out indefinitely
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 60-day DL (04/19)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/17/17 P Caleb Smith Virus 10-day DL (09/14)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Ribs 60-day DL (08/15)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 101-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 125 strikeouts over his 145.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 662 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,314 base hits and 662 earned runs. They have allowed 192 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 522 batters and struck out 1,593. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .282, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 155 hits this season in 548 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 145. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 204 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 590 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Astros have 1,581 hits, including 346 doubles and 238 home runs. Houston has walked 509 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They have left 1,094 men on base and have a team OPS of .823. They score 5.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 896 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 91-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, Masahiro Tanaka has a 13-12 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 194 strikeouts over the 178.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 180 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 653 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,248 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 504 hitters and struck out 1,560 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .422. He has 154 hits this year along with 114 RBI in 542 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .627 with an OPS+ of 171. Didi Gregorius is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 153 hits in 534 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Yankees as a unit have 1,463 base hits, including 266 doubles and 241 homers. New York has walked 616 times this year and they have struck out on 1,386 occasions. They have had 1,184 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 858 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -116
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