ALCS Game 6 Betting Odds & Pick: New York Yankees at Houston Astros

Posted by Peter Boysen on October 20, 2017 in

It’s Game 6 of the best of 7 series in the American League. The winner of this series will move on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The Houston Astros are back home after losing three straight on the road at the New York Yankees. That puts the Yankees one win away from the World Series, but that’s not enough to be considered as the ALCS Game 6 Betting Odds favorite.

The New York Yankees went 91-71 during the regular season and finished second in the American League East. New York knocked Minnesota out in the wildcard game and then took the Indians out in 5 games. For Houston, they won 101 regular season games and ran away with the American League West. The Astros eliminated Boston in the first round. The Astros are -145 over the Yankees in this game.

ALCS Game 6 Betting Odds & Pick: New York Yankees at Houston Astros

  • Where: Minute Maid Park; Houston, TX
  • When: Friday October 20, 2017; 7:08pm CT
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Radio: ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • ALCS Game 6 Betting Odds: Houston Astros -145 (Total set at 7)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 25°C/77°F
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Precipitation: 21%
  • Cloud Cover: 66%
  • Wind: 10 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Retractable


Why Bet the Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros won two tight games to start the series with great pitching and timely hitting. The hitting has escaped them, and the pitching allowed too many runs. Now, they will look to put them together to stay alive. The Astros won 48 out of 81 home this season this season, and have been perfect this postseason at home.

Houston is led by a cast of great offensively characters. Carlos Correa is probably the most talented of the crew but battled injuries. Jose Altuve won another American League batting title with a .346 batting average. George Springer led the team with 34 home runs, while Marwin Gonzalez drove in 90.

Team Statistics


  • Runs: 5.43
  • Hits: 9.67
  • Walks: 3.15
  • Strike Outs: 6.73


  • Runs: 4.32
  • Hits: 8.12
  • Walks: 3.21
  • Strike Outs: 9.80

Why Bet the New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees were down 2-0 to the Cleveland Indians and won three straight games. Now, they have won three straight to move one win away from the World Series. If the Yankees win, they will start on the road in Los Angeles against the ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw who eliminated the Cubs on Thursday.

Despite being 3-2, the ALCS Game 6 Betting Odds are against the Yankees

The Yankees are led in the postseason by Didi Gregorius, who has blasted 3 home runs, and is hitting .275. Greg Bird also has 3 home runs for the Yankees. The slugger Aaron Judge has 3 home runs but is hitting .200 for New York. The Yankees key is pitching, who has allowed just 5 runs in the last three games.

Team Statistics


  • Runs: 5.25
  • Hits: 8.93
  • Walks: 3.80
  • Strike Outs: 8.69


  • Runs: 3.99
  • Hits: 7.55
  • Walks: 3.13
  • Strike Outs: 9.64

Expert Pick and Prediction

When you are betting on this game, you have to look at the starting pitchers. Game 6 favors the Houston Astros, and I am not sure it is close. Justin Verlander has been there and done that in the postseason. The veteran right-hander won Game 2 by pitching a complete game. Verlander won 15 games during the regular season.

Luis Severino is a wildcard for the Yankees. After struggling early in the postseason, he pitched well in his last start. The righthander has thrown more than 193 innings in the regular season, and came away with a 2.98 earned run average. Look for the Astros to get to Severino in the middle innings and win this game. Bet the Houston Astros -145 over the New York Yankees.