Get our best betting tips and analysis for tonight’s AL Wildcard match-up between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.
New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Betting Tips
The oddsmakers and just about every one has this down as being an extremely tight game. It’s a natural reaction to these Wildcard match-ups where the teams with the fourth and fifth best record go up against one another in a clash between their top two pitchers. Throw in the fact that the match-up between two surprising teams in the Houston Astros, who were supposed to be re-building, and the New York Yankees, who most thought were over the hill, and you have an even more highly anticipated game.
We’re not buying any of it. Take this match-up out of the occasion and put it in as a part of the regular season schedule and the Astros would probably be 10/21 favourites, or something close to that. Here’s a few reasons why:
He was a huge part of this ball club. They’ve survived without him, but the order is missing something when he’s not in the line-up. In his absence, there’s a lot of reliance on an ageing Alex Rodriguez, who has rarely shined at his brightest at this time of year.
It’s a match-up between two top pitchers, but Keuchel is in a different league to Tanaka. He’s 20-8 on the season, he dominated his last two match-ups and he’s shut the Yankees out in two previous meetings this season. He’s been on a mission during 2015-16 and there’s no reason to anticipate that he’ll come unstuck now.
This is a young ball-club, they’ve re-discovered their hitting form over the last week or so and they’re hungry to progress. They’ve got better speed, they’ve got a better defense and we just think that in a one-off game, yes anything could happen, but if you’re betting on this, take a big Astros win, we don’t care that they are on the road.
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Published: October 8, 2015
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