by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
The Houston Astros evened the best-of-seven ALCS 1-1 on Sunday with a 3-2 win in 11 innings decided on a walk-off home run by Carlos Correa off Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ. The Yankees went into that game as a -150 favorite on the series prices at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com with the Astros coming back at +115 on those MLB odds.
Now that Houston has earned its first win of the series, though, they’re now the -150 favorites on the series prices, with the Yankees sitting at +115 on those betting futures. Since the league championship series expanded to a best-of-seven format in 1985, the team that wins Game 3 after the series is tied 1-1 has gone on to win 66.7 percent of the time.
The Astros can potentially get three more starts from Gerrit Cole, who won the American League earned-run average (2.50) and strikeout titles (3.26), and fellow 20-game winner Justin Verlander in the series. Cole will start Game 3 on Tuesday as a consensus -154 favorite and he and Verlander would be in line to pitch Game 6 and Game 7 if necessary.
Offensively, the Astros had only three runs and 10 hits off Yankees pitching in 20 innings at Minute Maid Park …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation