The Houston Astros are making a road trip to Yankee Stadium to face off against the New York Yankees. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will broadcast this AL showdown.
Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Odds
Vegas is listing New York (+130) as the underdog to Houston (-140). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can wager on the over for -120 or the under for +100. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Astros -1.5 runs (+105) and Yankees +1.5 runs (-125).
The Yankees are 33-16 SU and 25-23 ATS. The teams gained 7.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.1 units against the spread (ATS). New York has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, have gone 34-20 SU this year and are 30-23 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 1.9 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 5.3 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.
New York games have a 28-18-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Houston has been a decent under bet with a total record of 19-31-3.
The right-handed Justin Verlander is the projected starter for the visiting Astros. Verlander is 6-2 with a 1.08 ERA and 93 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against New York this year.
The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of righty Domingo German (0-2, 5.59 ERA), who has 34 strikeouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.34. German is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Houston this year.
As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.48 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 12.3 K/9.
The New York offense is putting up 5.8 runs per contest, including 5.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .228/.306/.449 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have led the Yankees offense this year. Judge is hitting .290/.425/.579 with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 39 runs scored, and Stanton’s line is .246/.323/.477 with 11 homers, 28 RBIs and 34 runs.
Judge particularly relished hitting against righties at home last season. Across 257 such plate appearances, he slashed .318/.424/.771 (compared to his total season line of .284/.422/.627).
In the visiting dugout, Houston’s pitchers have allowed 2.7 runs per game and its starters own a 2.46 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 10.43 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.96, along with a WHIP of 0.96.
The Astros offense has slashed .259/.334/.421 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this year, including 6.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).
Houston’s offensive production been powered by second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder George Springer. Altuve is slashing .330/.377/.457 with three home runs, 28 RBIs, 31 runs and six stolen bases, while Springer (.294/.357/.509) has produced 11 homers, 34 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Putting up a slash line of .393/.460/.680 across 248 such plate appearances, Altuve enjoyed hitting against right-handed pitching on the road in 2017 (compared to his total season slash line of .345/.409/.547).
The Astros have gained 4.3 units and are 21-15 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 13 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 1.1 units and are 16-15 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to nine that went under the total.
Houston Astros at New York Yankees MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – UNDER
- New York has posted 25.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 19.8 over its last five.
- The Astros have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.