Astros vs. Yankees Sharp Betting Report: Public & Pros Divided on ALCS Game 5
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- Tonight's ALCS Game 5 between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees (7:08 p.m. ET, FS1) features the Astros as slight favorites to win and advance to the World Series.
- Professional bettors have flooded the market with action and made this pick known for the over/under.
- Let's dig into our proprietary data to find out what they're betting.
After dropping the first game of the ALCS, the Houston Astros have rallied for three straight victories, and are now just one win away from putting away the New York Yankees and heading to the World Series to take on the Washington Nationals.
Tonight, 57% of bettors expect Justin Verlander and the ‘Stros to close out the Bronx Bombers.
However, the Astros vs. Yankees Game 5 moneyline isn’t what’s piquing the interest of professionals. Sharps, on the other hand, have turned their attention to the total.
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Let’s look at how wiseguys are betting the Astros vs. Yankees over/under, and why their opinions differ from those of casual bettors.
Astros vs. Yankees Game 5 Sharp Report
Since last night’s game sailed over the total, it’s not all that surprising to see public bettors once again expecting a higher-scoring game.
Sixty-three percent of bets and 60% of dollars are currently on the over, yet this line has dropped from the opener of 8 to 7.5 across the market thanks to plenty of action from respected bettors.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered a Steam Move on the under, citing market-moving action driving this total down.
It’s important to note that this signal came at under 8, meaning sharps have yet to take a position at the current number of 7.5.