It seemed like a pipe dream when Houston raced out to a 2-0 ALCS series lead, but alas the Yankees have fought their way back and are on the brink of ending the Astros promising season. The ALCS Game 6 prediction finds New York needing to win one game to head to the Fall Classic after sweeping three straight at Yankee Stadium. Like they always say though, the series doesn’t start (or in this case end) until the home team loses heading into the ALCS Game 6 Yankees Astros Prediction 10/20/17
Oddsmakers are backing the home team and Justin Verlander in this one making the Astros -143 favorites, a number up from -126 at the open. The total is listed at “7” with Luis Severino taking the hill for the Yankees.
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The Yankees got hot over their last three days in New York – and Houston got cold. Aaron Judge hit .444 with 2HR over the three game set while Chase Headley has gotten 5 hits in his last 8 AB and Gary Sanchez is 3 for 7 with a HR. Severino takes the mound in the ALCS Game 6 Yankees Astros Prediction 10/20/17 after allowing just 2 hits in game two but the Astros do hold a lifetime .357 average against him.
Justin Verlander makes his 19th career postseason start on Friday night – so the pressure of the moment shouldn’t be an issues, especially at home. He struck out 13 Yankees batters in a 5 hit shutout in game two of the series – but needed 124 pitches to do so. Verlander has a full five days rest however – but will need the Astros offense to come to life. Houston is hitting only .167 in the ALCS and Jose Altuve didn’t collect a single hit across three games in New York.
ALCS Game 6 Yankees Astros Prediction 10/20/17
It’s easy to think that the networks are eager for a Game 7…but they’re also eager to get a New York / Los Angeles World Series started. It’s easy to assume that the Yankees newfound confidence at the plate will travel well to Houston – they’re a young (ish) bunch who has started savoring the moment. New York has the bullpen to protect even the smallest lead if the Yankees bats can get to Verlander early.