The Yanks have gone into Houston and taken the first two games from the Astros and will have a chance to sweep tonight as they send Masahiro Tanaka (7-2, 3.00 ERA) to the mound to face Lance McCullers (5-4, 3.33 ERA).
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Yankees’ last 12 games vs teams above .500.
- The Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
- The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games on the road against the Astros.
New York is on a nice little seven game win streak in games started by Tanaka and will have a good chance to extend that run tonight as the Japanese International owns a 1.50 ERA and a 4-1 record through nine road starts this year. He may want to avoid pitching to Carlos Correa, though. In only six at-bats, the second-year shortstop has swatted two home runs against Tanaka.
Starting pitching has been at a premium for the Astros so far this year but McCullers has actually been pretty good despite his terrible walk rate. In eight home starts this season, the second-year righty owns a 2.37 ERA and a 4-2 record.
This game feels like a toss up but with the Bronx Bombers starting to swing the bats, they could have some value as road dogs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Houston Astros as -126 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-2.9 victory for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
54-46 Houston battles the Yankees, currently with a 52-48 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Houston Astros) and the No. 15 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball’s No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The New York Yankees average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-3 final on Tuesday in support of C Sabathia at Minute Maid Park.
- NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Yankees’s last 12 games
- NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
- Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Houston is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- Houston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Tampa Bay, Friday, July 29th
Houston at Detroit, Friday, July 29th