Houston Astros at New York Yankees Matchup

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The Houston Astros are paying a visit to Bronx to take on the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. This AL matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest is in line to broadcast the game.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Odds

The Yankees are 46-27 straight up (SU) and 40-32 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.0 units ATS. New York has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, have gone 48-27 SU this year and are 41-33 against the spread. In total, the team’s gained 5.5 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Yankees games have had an over/under record of 38-31-3 so far in 2019. Astros games have gone under 40 times, gone over 32 times and pushed on two occasions.

Left-hander Framber Valdez will get the nod for the visiting Astros. Valdez (3-2, 2.77 ERA) has racked up 36 strikeouts in 39 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Yankees will put the ball in the right hand of Chad Green (1-2, 7.54 ERA), who has 30 punchouts and six walks as well as a 1.68 WHIP. Green is 0-1 with a 40.50 ERA against Houston this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.

New York’s hitters are putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 6.8 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .296/.390/.497 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led the way for the Yankees’ offense this year. LeMahieu is hitting .315/.360/.459 with eight home runs, 46 RBIs and 49 runs scored, and Torres has put up a line of .283/.345/.524 with 16 homers, 40 RBIs and 44 runs.

In the other dugout, Houston’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.61 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 10.31 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.54, along with a K/9 of 9.61.

Astros hitters have slashed .265/.346/.468 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Outfielders Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick continue to lead Houston’s offense. Brantley is slashing .321/.380/.523 with 11 home runs, 42 RBIs and 36 runs scored, while Reddick is slashing .293/.333/.434 with eight homers, 25 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

The Astros have lost 2.1 units and are 28-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 25 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 6.4 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in seven of those games, compared to eight that went under the total.

Astros vs. Yankees MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Houston’s last seven outings.
  • The Astros have a team OPS of .814 this season and an OPS of .788 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .788 overall and .818 against righties.
  • Houston has posted 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The Astros have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 16 over their last 10.