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The Houston Astros are ready to take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The game gets underway 7:05 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will be televising this AL showdown.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Houston (-120) as the favorite over New York (+110). Gamblers are able to wager on the games total with odds listed at -125 for over 9 runs and +105 for under 9. Runline odds sit at +125 for taking the Astros -1.5 runs and -145 for the Yankees +1.5 runs.

The Yankees are 33-17 SU and 26-23 ATS. The team has gained 8.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.4 units against the spread (ATS). The Astros, on the other hand, have gone 35-20 SU this year and are 30-24 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 0.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 28-19-2 thus far in 2018. The Astros have been a decent under bet with a total record of 20-31-3.

Charlie Morton will get the nod for the visiting Astros. The right-handed Morton is 7-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 75 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 1.17 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are going with lefty CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.55 ERA), who has 34 strikeouts and 12 walks, as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Sabathia hasn’t faced the Astros yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Houston’s pitchers have allowed 2.7 runs per game and its starters own a 2.44 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 10.36 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 2.91, along with a K-per-9 of 9.97.

The Astros offense has slashed .258/.332/.421 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.8 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder George Springer continue to lead Houston’s hitters. Altuve is slashing .329/.374/.467 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, 32 runs and six stolen bases, while Springer (.289/.351/.500) has produced 11 homers, 34 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

Altuve performed well on the road last year. Over 333 plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .380/.447/.631 (compared to his overall season line of .345/.409/.547).

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall this year. The teams starting pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 12.1 K/9.

New York’s hitters are putting up 5.7 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .229/.301/.416 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar have led the Yankees hitters this year. Judge is hitting .283/.418/.567 with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Andujar’s line sits at .292/.309/.494 with five homers, 18 RBIs and 23 runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .284/.422/.627, Judge seemed to enjoy hitting right-handed pitchers at home last year, slashing .318/.424/.771 over 257 such plate appearances.

The Astros have lost 2.5 units and are 9-8 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in six of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 2.0 units and are 17-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve gone under.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in just two of Houston’s last seven games.
  • New York has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.2 over its last five.
  • The Astros have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.