Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 21 (7/21): MLB
- Lm Tipster
- Jul 20, 2022, 11:37:58 PM
Credit: photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||6:40 p.m. EST|
|Yankees money line||+100|
|Yankees run line||+1.5 (-189)|
|Astros money line||-125|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+155)|
|Over / under||8|
|New York Yankees||Houston Astros|
|Road / home record||27-16||28-14|
|Last 10 record||5-5||6-4|
|Over / under record||44-45-3||31-54-5|
|Runs / game||5.40||4.43|
|Runs allowed / game||3.24||3.35|
The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees will play the 2nd game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Astros took the win 5-4 in extra innings in the first game of the series. These teams are tied 4-4 this season.
New York Yankees
The Yankees get here with a 62-28 record and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 5.40 runs per game. They're batting for .246 AVG, 497 runs scored in 756 hits and 157 home runs, ranking #1 in offense in the league. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .284 with 33 home runs and 70 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.24 runs per game and rank #1 in the league. All-Star Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.63 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded with the Yanks.
Probable Pitcher: Domingo German (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
German will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for New York. The Yankees plan to activate German (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list to start the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Astros. He ended his rehab assignment on a high note last weekend, tossing six scoreless innings in a 65-pitch outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 4.82 and 20 strikeouts in 5 appearances versus the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 53-28 record and have won 8 od their last 9 games. They're averaging 4.43 runs and batting for .239 AVG, 403 runs scored in 721 hits and 128 home runs, ranking #14 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .306 avg with 26 home runs and 60 RBI. Kyle Tucker is leading in RBI's with 62.
Defensively they are allowing 3.35 runs per game and ranking #3 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.89 ERA, 108 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.65 ERA)
Garcia will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Astros. In six innings pitched against the Angels on Tuesday, Garcia gave up a run on one hit, three walks, and struck out seven batters. He did not factor in the decision. He allowed 1 run on 3 hits across 5.1 innings in his last start against the Yankees.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston.
NY Yankees are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games against an opponent in the American League.
Houston Astros are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home.
These are 2 f the best offenses in the league, the Yankees are #1 and averaging over 5 runs per game and the Astros are #14 averaging 4.4 runs per game. The Yankees will activate Domingo German for this game who hasn't pitched this season yet but has been great in his rehab games in the minors. Luis Garcia will start for the Astros who has done a good job so far this season and beat the Yankees earlier this season. Stanton, Donaldson and Higashioka will play the second game while Yordan Alvarez is also likely to play in game 2. German should be on limit pitches and he hasn't good numbers gainst the Astros and Luis Garcia has had his struggles as well so I expect both offenses to pound the ball on this game. Take the over.
PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)
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