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Houston Astros battle New York Yankees in Game 5 - 10/18/19 Predictions, Odds & Preview

American League Championship Game 5: Houston Astros (112-58) at New York Yankees (107-61) Prediction and Odds

League Championship Game 5 Predictions & OddsMLB Predictions & Odds

Friday, October 18, 2019 7:08 PM ET
Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

The New York Yankees host the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Friday. Tip off time is scheduled 7:08 PM Eastern Time. Houston leads the American League Championship Series 3-1.

Oddsmakers currently have Houston Astros as a -140 money line favorites, with the total at 7½.


The Houston Astros have won three straight against the New York Yankees, including Thursday's 8-3 victory, for a 3-1 series lead.

 Probable Starting Pitchers:

Astros RH Justin Verlander (1-1, 3.12 ERA) Verlander allowed just two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 3-2 victory in Game 2. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in two regular-season starts against the Yankees. The Astros are 36-15 in Verlander's last 51 starts, 30-9 in his last 39 road starts.

Yankees LH James Paxton (0-0, 5.14) Paxton allowed only one run on four hits, but was pulled after just 2 1/3 innings in Game 2 in Houston,. The lefthander went 7-3 with a 3.35 ERA in 15 home games this season and went 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in two regular-season outings against the Astros. The Yankees are 20-8 in Paxton's last 28 starts, 6-0 in his last 6 home starts.

The Astros are 64-22 at home and 49-36 on the road this season.
The Yankees are 59-26 at home and 48-36 on the road this season.

Betting Trends:

New York Yankees:
New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
New York is 4-3 SU in its last 7 games
New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
New York is 5-3 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
New York is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home against Houston
New York is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home against Houston
New York is 9-4 in their last 13 playoff home games.
New York is 1-5 in their last 6 League Championship games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York 's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home against Houston.

Houston Astros:
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston is 16-7 ATS in its last 22 games
Houston is 3-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 18-5 SU in its last 22 games
Houston is 10-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against NY Yankees.
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games against New York
Houston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road against New York
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road against New York
Houston is 2-5 in their last 7 League Championship games.
Houston is 4-9 in their last 13 League Championship road games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road against NY Yankees.

Weather: Game-time temperature: 52° -- Mostly clear: Winds: 7-14 mph. (Bronx, New York)

Prediction: The Astros are one win away from their second World Series appearance in three seasons. Take the Astros in Game 5 with Justin Verlander on the mound to advance to the World Series versus the NL champion Washington Nationals. The Astros are 4-0 in Verlander's last 4 starts versus the Yankees.

MLB Prediction: Astros 4, Yankees 2

Playoff Series: Houston leads League Championship Series 3-1

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