Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds and Player Props: New York Down 2-0 to Astros in ALCS

Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds and Player Props

The New York Yankees Playoffs Betting defeated the tenacious Cleveland Guardians in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night after a difficult five-game series and an odds-altering rain delay. The Yankees returned to the field 24 hours after their ALDS victory to face the rested Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series.

 It’s time to revisit the Yankees playoff betting odds now that Houston has taken the first three games of the series and will try to complete the sweep on Sunday, Oct. 23.

New York Down 2-0 to Astros in ALCS

The Astros swept the Mariners despite not having an easy three games against them. The three-game sweep gives Houston an additional three days of rest and gives them the home-field advantage for the first two games despite the fact that each game was close and each run was closely disputed.

 The Yankees, on the other hand, are fresh off a difficult week of travel and an ALDS triumph that was hotly fought. They had spent the previous five days traveling to Cleveland and back, and they are currently on their route to Houston.

Teams Squared

 Five of the seven times the teams squared off in 2022, the Astros prevailed against the Yankees, although they haven’t played since late July. Since then, the Astros have arguably only grown stronger, while the Yankees stumbled in August and were unable to advance through the first round of the playoffs.

 The Yankees and Astros are competing against one another in the ALCS for the third time in six years. The Yankees are attempting to return to the World Series for the first time since 2009, while the Astros are attempting to win their third AL Pennant in six years. The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees in both of their past two ALCS meetings, however, one of those years contained the infamous cheating.

 Can the Yankees and Aaron Judge end their World Series drought? The chances aren’t really in their favor. Let’s check them.

Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds: Yankees vs. Astros

Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds
Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds

The Astros won both of the first two games despite being the favorites. On Saturday, they were the underdogs in Game 3, yet they triumphed 5-0. They now have a huge advantage in the best-of-seven series. In fact, Houston is also the favorite in the odds to win the World Series outright, with New York coming in third behind both Houston and Philadelphia.

 The leading New York online bookmakers have provided the following Yankees playoff betting odds for Game 4 of the ALCS versus the Astros.

 The last time the Yankees defeated the Astros came on June 26 at Yankee Stadium. The four-game series was divided between the two clubs, and in the 10th inning, the Yanks defeated the Astros 6-3. Five games have since been played between the clubs, and the Yankees have lost each one.

Here is the whole schedule, and we’ll keep you informed as the series progresses:

  • Astros 4, Yankees 2 in Game 1
  • Astros 3, Yankees 2 in game two
  • Astros 5, Yankees 0 in game three
  • Sunday, October 23, 7:07 p.m. ET, @Yankees, Game 4.
  • Monday, October 24, 4:07 p.m. ET, @Yankees, game five (if necessary)
  • Tuesday, October 25, 6:07 p.m. ET, @Astros, game six (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, October 26, 7:37 p.m. ET, @Astros, game seven (if necessary)

Probable Pitching Matchups for Yankees vs. Astros

The Yankees will go on ace Gerrit Cole in Game 3 to attempt to turn things around. The Yankees will be optimistic going into Saturday’s game since the former Astro has been solid throughout the season and once more in the postseason. Cristian Javier will be bumped by Houston[1].

Player Props for Yankees vs. Astros

In addition to game lines, player props allow you to wager on the performance of certain players, which is a fun way to spice up your sports betting experience. Here are some of the player props with the best odds for the upcoming season.

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge is the most probable contender to win the AL MVP, set a record for the most home runs in the drug-testing era, and came close to winning the coveted AL Triple Crown, finishing second in only one statistic, batting average. Luis Arraez of Minnesota nearly defeated Judge with a batting average of.316 as opposed to Judge’s.311.

In 20 at-bats versus Cleveland, Judge was limited to 4 hits while striking out 11 times. But it makes all the difference when two of those hits are home runs. Despite having 2 home runs and 7 RBIs this season, Judge is only 4-for-27 versus Astros pitching. 

 Giancarlo Stanton

Due to an injury this year, Stanton has been inconsistent, but if he can turn it on in the ALCS, he’ll be one of the most crucial players on the deep Yankees squad. In the regular season, he had 78 RBIs and 31 home runs. He has struck out six times and had two hits in the postseason thus far. He did, however, smash two home runs, totaling six RBIs. The Yankees took an early lead over the Guardians in Game 5 thanks to his three-run home run, which they never lost.

Stanton is 5-for-24 with 3 home runs, 5 RBIs, and 10 strikeouts in 24 at-bats against the Astros.

Anthony Rizzo

Another hitter to watch in this series is Rizzo. This season, he has 32 home runs and 75 RBIs. Rizzo had 5 hits in the series versus Cleveland, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and 5 strikeouts. But this season, Rizzo has had trouble connecting with Houston. In 19 at-bats, he has 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 4 strikeouts, but one of those hits was a home run.

Elsewhere in the MLB Playoffs

Elsewhere in the MLB Playoffs
Elsewhere in the MLB Playoffs

The early stages of the National League playoffs were a tale of upset after upset, with the odds-on favorites, the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets, eliminated before advancing to the NLCS. Instead, the winner of the ALCS will play one of two teams who didn’t even reach 90 wins during the regular season: the Phillies or the Padres.

The NLCS is currently 3-1 in favor of the Phillies, who have a chance to win the series on Sunday at home.

Yankees vs Astros picks and predictions

It appears that the Yankees won’t allow Jordan Alvarez to defeat them. Over the course of his opening three at-bats, which included two walks, one of which was intentional, the slugging left-handed hitter saw only one ball in the strike zone. He saw just one ball that would have been a strike in six pitches, even in his fourth at-bat, which resulted in a strikeout. In the postseason, Jeremy Pena is hitting.350 in the two-hole and has reached base safely in back-to-back games. He’s hit three doubles in the postseason, and one of them caused Alvarez to be deliberately walked in Game 1.

If first base is free and Severin is the starting pitcher, the Yankees may decide to intentionally walk Alvarez to have a better matchup against Alex Bregman, who bats right-handed.

Alvarez won’t be able to accumulate many bases since there are so few pitches to hit and few good pitches.

His total bases market is -140 to the Under 1.5, but with his power, I’m fine with hitting Under 0.5 hits at +195 since if he does get a pitch, it will probably go for extra bases.

Only two of the 15 pitches Alvarez saw last night would have been firmly ruled strikes.

Yankees vs Astros-analysis

One night after closing at -185 yesterday, the Astros are currently about a -150 favorite. The Game 1 pitching matchup’s talent disparity was the cause of the 35-point swing, but tonight’s starters are regarded equally.

Aaron Judge (4-for-24 in the postseason) and Giancarlo Stanton (4-for-20) may play for the Yankees. But the Astros unquestionably have the superior offense. Given that the batters in positions five through nine combine to go 2-for-23 last night, the bottom of the New York lineup is a simple target for pitchers. The Astros, on the other hand, have two playoff bats in their bottom four who are batting at least.368 — Yule Gurriel and Chas McCormick, both of whom blasted home runs yesterday night[2].

When considering edges, starting pitching is a wash because both Severin and Framer Valdez are reliable playoff veterans with strong stats. One issue with these pitchers is that Aaron Boone allowed Severin to throw more over 100 pitches during his most recent start, which had a difficult first few innings. If Valdez has trouble with command, Dusty Baker will not hesitate to use the bullpen, giving the Houston bullpen the advantage if the game settles in the latter innings.

Season Conclusion

Houston concluded the season with the top overall ERA in the AL, which also featured the best bullpen ERA in the league at 2.80. As New York even had to turn to starter Frankie Montas, this is a considerably broader pool of relievers than the Yankees are deploying. The Yankees won’t likely face Valdez a third time unless the Houston lefty is dealing, which is also possible. Their middle relievers could be the greatest in baseball.

Given Houston’s advantages at home, in the bullpen, and in the lineup, taking the visitors at +130 isn’t at all appealing to me today.

Yankees vs Astros Over/Under Analysis

This total began at 7 and had a little tendency to go over, but considerable support for the Over has cause it to move to -110. The fact that yesterday’s game ended at 7 after starting at 6.5 indicates that there has been some persistent affection for the Over among those who can change the line.

With this Over 7, the Houston bullpen is my greatest concern. There are no weak points since it is so deep. Because of his struggles with walks, Valdez is a better pitcher to isolate for an F5 Over. Although he has an incredible groundball rate, if he does have some command issues, New York might score some early runs.

When you consider how bad the Yankees’ bottom-of-the-lineup is. The F5 bet also provides us three potential plate appearances at the top of both orders.

Five home runs left the yard yesterday, so there were no problems. We could see some traffic with those long balls as both starters occasionally struggle to complete free passes.

I will get down on the F5 Over 3.5 even if I’m off the complete game Over 7. (-110)[3].


1- Astros or Yankees, who is the favorite?

According to the most recent Yankees vs. Astros odds from Caesars New York Sports, New York is the -155 favorite (risk $155 to win $100). The over/under for the total number of runs is set at 6.5, and Houston is the +130 underdog.

2-Are the Yankees out of the playoffs?

MLB Playoffs: Houston sweeps the Yankees in the ALCS, eliminating New York from the postseason – ABC7 New York.

3- How do player props work?

Player props are bets that bettors can place depending on a player’s performance in a particular match. Most player props are constructed on the most typical statistical metrics for a particular sport. Such as yards and touchdowns in football. The majority of player props are straightforward over/under bets that start at or close to -110. They are changed depending on where the money comes in. Over/under 4.5 strikeouts for a starting pitcher or over/under 1.5. The Total bases for a batter are two examples of baseball player prop bets.


[1] HANNAH VANBIBER, 2022, Yankees Playoffs Betting Odds and Player Props by NY Sportsday[]

[2] Mike Ianniello,October 2022, Yankees vs Astros ALCS Game 2 Prediction by Action[]

[3] Josh Inglis, 22 October 2022, Yankees vs Astros ALCS Game 2 Picks and Predictions by Covers[]

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