The New York Yankees don't have much time to celebrate their ALDS victory. Just 24 hours after eliminating the Cleveland Guardians from the 2022 MLB playoffs, the Yankees will be taking on the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS.

First pitch for Game 1 is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:37 p.m. ET. TBS will broadcast the series opener on national TV. Viewers can watch the Yankees and Astros with a live stream on or the TBS app.

The Astros have a clear advantage after making quick work of the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS. Houston completed their sweep of Seattle on Saturday, giving the AL's No. 1 seed three full days of rest.

With the ability to start their ace in Game 1, the Astros are -205 favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Yankees have +172 odds to pull off the upset and steal home-field advantage.

Justin Verlander, who has a long playoff history against the Yankees, will take the mound for the Astros on Wednesday night. The 39-year-old is the likely 2022 AL Cy Young winner after posting a 1.75 ERA. In Game 1 of the ALDS, Verlander was shelled for six runs and 10 hit in four innings.

Because the Yankees have no time off between series, they'll be forced to start a pitcher who didn't crack their ALDS rotation. Jameson Taillon will oppose Verlander after going 14-5 with a 3.91 ERA in the regular season.

Taillon gave up six runs in five innings in a June 23 start against Houston. The following day, Verlander limited New York to one run in seven innings in a June 24 victory at Yankee Stadium.

The Astros won the regular-season series against the Yankees 5-2. Houston defeated New York in the ALCS in both 2017 and 2019. Houston is a -180 favorite to win the series, according to FanDuel, while New York is a +145 underdog.

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Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images