MLB Playoffs Betting Guide: Picks, Projections and Analysis for Tuesday’s ALCS, NLCS Games

Oct 15, 2019 02:35 PM EDT
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Astros vs. Yankees Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions for Game 3

Probable starters: Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA) vs. Luis Severino (1-1 1.50 ERA)

  • Astros odds:  -160
  • Yankees odds: +135
  • Over/Under:  7.5
  • First pitch:  4:08 p.m. ET on FS1

The Astros and Yankees meet in the Bronx today for the first of three meetings in the Bronx over the next three days, following their epic ALCS Game 2; which Houston won on a walk-off homer by George Springer in extras.

Bullpen management will be crucial in Game 3, with both teams playing for three consecutive days, and each slated to throw bullpen games on Wednesday.

As a result, both clubs will be looking for length out of their Game 3 starters.


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The Astros will turn to Gerrit Cole — the AL Cy Young front-runner who has looked nearly invincible over two playoff starts – allowing one run against 25 strikeouts over 15.2 innings against the Rays.

The Yankees will counter with Luis Severino, a pitcher who has been an ace over the past two seasons but was limited to three starts in 2019 due to injury.

Can Severino provide a quality outing to match Cole, and help the Yankees to a Game 3 win?

The Starters

From June 1 to the end of the regular season, Gerrit Cole posted a 1.73 ERA, pitching his way into Cy Young contention before he heads into free agency.

He was ridiculous in the ALDS against the Rays, generating 52 swinging strikes in 15.2 innings over two starts.

But can the Yankees potent offense break through against Cole in Game 3?

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