Houston Astros versus New York Yankees Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The Major League Baseball playoffs begin on Tuesday October 6th with the AL Wildcard game as the New York Yankees will play host to the Houston Astros. The Astros and Yankees will get things started from Yankees Stadium at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Houston Astros the -111 wagering odds favorite with the home underdog New York Yankees bringing back +101 odds. The run total is lined at 7 runs. Those who play on the run line with the Houston Astros and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +145 odds. Those who choose the +1 ½ run head start with the New York Yankees will have to lay -165 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchups for the AL Wildcard game will feature Astros left hander Dallas Keuchel squaring off against Yankees right hander Masahiro Tanaka. Houston has won four of the seven meetings against New York this season including winning three of four at Yankees Stadium in late August. The Astros and Yankees met four times at Yankees Stadium with the Astros winning three of the four games played there in mid-August. New York finished one game ahead of the Houston Astros. The Yankees record was 87-75 and the Astros finished at 86-76. Home field advantage came down to an Astros loss at Arizona in Game 162 of the season. Offensively both teams have similar profiles. They hit for power and not average. They rank near the bottom of the league in team batting average and sit near the top in homers. Dallas Keuchel has faced the Yankees twice this season and has given up no runs in the 16 innings pitched. Tanaka faced the Astros once and was hit hard. On the year Keuchel is 20-8 with an ERA of 2.48 and WHIP of 1.02. Tanaka is 12-7 with an ERA of 3.51 and WHIP of 0.99.

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