MLB Pro System: The Smart Way to Bet Yankees vs. Astros Game 2
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- The New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros tonight in Game 2 of the ALCS (8:08, FS1).
- Using historical betting data, we explain the smart way to bet Yankees vs. Astros.
The New York Yankees shut out the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS last night, securing a series-opening 7-0 victory.
The 71% of bettors who took the over — which closed at 8.5 — in that matchup ended up disappointed.
With James Paxton facing off against Justin Verlander tonight, oddsmakers opened the Yankees vs. Astros Game 2 over/under at 7.5, which is where it sits at the time of writing.
Odds as of Sunday at 12 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
The majority of bettors (67%) are going right back to the over, but is that the valuable side of this total? Or should bettors instead employ a zig-zag strategy and take the under?
With the help of our MLB Pro Systems, we examine the smart way to bet the Yankees vs. Astros total.
Yankees vs. Astros Game 2 Betting System Pick
Game 1 went under, and historical data suggests Game 2 will as well.
According to our Contrarian Unders for Winning Teams Pro System, when two winning teams face off and the public is on the over, it’s smart to pivot and instead take the under.
With 70% of bets currently on the over, tonight’s game fits this system.
In addition to the Pro System match, the dome at Minute Maid Park will be closed tonight, which also provides a slight edge for under bettors.
Since 2010, unders have cashed at a rate of 53.4% when the dome is closed in Houston.