New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 23 (6/23): MLB

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 23 (6/23): MLB

Credit: photo by Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -125
Yankees run line -1.5 (+150)
Astros money line +105
Astros run line +1.5 (-175)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees  Houston Astros
Record 51-18 43-25
Home / road record 29-7 23-14
Last 10 record 8-2 7-3
Streak W1 W3
Over / under record 31-36-2 22-42-4
Runs / game 5.12 4.31
Runs allowed / game 3.01 3.43

 

Preview

The Houston Astros visit the New York Yankees to play a 4-game series at the Yankee Stadium. The Astros won their last short series against the Mets while the Yankees won 2 of 3 games against the Rays.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 51-18 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 5.1 runs per game and allowing 3 runs. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .305 with 27 home runs and 52 RBI. 

Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.31 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: Jameson Taillon (8-1, 2.70 ERA)

Taillon will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Yanks. On Saturday, Taillon (8-1) earned the win in a 4-0 shutout victory over the Blue Jays by allowing four hits, two walks, and no runs across 5.2 innings. He had eight strikeouts. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 2.57 and 12 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Astros in his career.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 43-25 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game and are allowing 3.4 runs. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .311 avg with 21 home runs and 51 RBI.

Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.94 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:  Framber Valdez (7-3, 2.78 ERA)

Valdez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. In six innings of work against the White Sox on Friday, Valdez took the win after allowing three runs on eight hits, seven strikeouts, and no walks. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 8.59 and 8 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against NY Yankees.

Houston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

NY Yankees are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.

NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Houston.

Prediction

The Astros have been on fire lately as they have won 7 of their last 10 games overall and 8 of their last 10 on the road but they'll visit the hottest team in the league. The Yankees continue to win their series and the defense is holding the #1 ranking in the MLB and hold the #1 spot in offense as well. Framber Valdez has struggles against the bombers with a 8.59 ERA in 2 starts. Expect the Yanks to take care of business in the first of the series.

PICK: Yankees ML (-125)

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