New York Yankees at Houston Astros Betting Preview

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Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees will take the field against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in a Tuesday night game. This AL matchup can be viewed across the country on ESPN. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Odds

Bookmakers have Houston (-165) as the favorite over New York (+155). If you’re thinking the game’s total is going to go under 8 runs scored, then Vegas is currently offering -120 odds. Picking the over give you even money (+100). This game currently has a runline of Yankees +1.5 (-140) and Astros -1.5 (+120).

The Astros are 6-5 straight up (SU) and 2-8 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 6.3 units ATS. The Yankees have gone 5-5 SU this year and are 5-4 against the spread. Overall, the club has lost 5.6 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 0.2 units ATS.

Houston games have an over/under record of 2-8 so far in 2019. New York has an over/under record of 5-4.

The right-handed Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will get the start for the visiting Yankees. Loaisiga struck out 33 hitters over 24 innings last year (four starts) while finishing the season 2-0 overall with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.

The Stros have tabbed righty Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.00 ERA) as their starter. Cole struck out 276 hitters across 200 innings last year (32 starts), while finishing the season 15-5 overall with a 2.88 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.

New York’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 2.91 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 8.72 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.22, along with a WHIP of 1.16 and a K-per-9 of 10.16.

Yankees hitters have slashed .265/.368/.493 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season, including over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Gleyber Torres and second baseman DJ LeMahieu. Torres is hitting .333/.395/.641 with 13 hits, five RBIs and seven runs scored, while LeMahieu (.406/.472/.531) is up to 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Houston’s pitchers have allowed 3.2 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.35, a WHIP of 0.91 and a K/9 of 10.3.

Houston’s hitters have put up 3.4 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .283/.360/.470 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Astros’ batters have been led by third baseman Alex Bregman and right fielder George Springer. Bregman is slashing .351/.444/.486 with 13 hits, three RBIs and five runs scored, and Springer’s line is .279/.347/.512 with 12 hits, seven RBIs and six runs.

The Yankees have lost 3.9 units and are 5-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in five of those games, as opposed to three that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Astros have lost 2.8 units and are 1-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to five that’ve cashed the under.

Yankees at Astros MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The New York defense has coughed up 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to only five errors for Houston over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 15 over their last five.
  • The Yankees have an OPS of .861 this season and an OPS of .900 against right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS sits at .759 overall and .734 versus righties.