Houston Astros vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction 5/8/2024

The Houston Astros (12-23) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (24-13) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on None. The Yankees are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Astros are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Yankees. First pitch is set for 7:05 ET.

Astros vs Yankees

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New York cruised to a 10-3 win over the Astros in the most recent game of this series. The Yankees had a huge 1st inning, scoring three of their ten runs. As for the Astros, they scored their only three runs in the 9th. Heading into the game, the Yankees were favored at -127 on the money line.

Luis Gil pitched well for the Yankees in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with five strikeouts but issued four walks. On the other side, Justin Verlander had a rough outing for the Astros, giving up seven earned runs in five innings of work.

Alex Verdugo and Anthony Volpe each homered for the Yankees, while Giancarlo Stanton went 1/4 with three RBIs. Juan Soto also had a three-hit game at the plate.

The Astros are looking to snap a three-game losing streak today on the road vs. the Yankees. So far, they are 12-23, which puts them eight games behind the Rangers for the AL West lead. Currently, they are 5th in the AL West, just a half-game behind the Angels for 4th place in the division.

At home, the Astros have gone just 7-12 this year and are 5-11 on the road. So far, they are 3-9 in day games, and they have dropped four straight games as the underdog. As for their overall record as the underdog, the Astros are 2-4. They have an overall series record of 4-6-1 this year.

When the Astros win, they win big, with an average run margin of 5.0 runs per game. However, they are just 12-23 against the run line this season, including a 5-11 mark on the road. They have been favored in 29 of their 35 games, going 9-20 against the run line in those contests.

The Astros have hit the over in 12 of their last 21 games, and the over has hit in 65.7% of their games this season. The over has hit in 4 of their 8 games with an O/U line of 8.5 runs. Their games have averaged 9.6 runs per game this season. Their last two games have gone over the total, with 13 and 9 runs scored in those games. The O/U line for today’s game is 8.5 runs.

Spencer Arrighetti Gets The Start For The Astros

Spencer Arrighetti is getting the start for the Astros on the road against the Yankees. He has had a bit of a rough start to the season, as he has taken the loss in each of his first two outings. In his most recent start, he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. However, he did strike out 6 batters.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Jose Altuve has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 12/40 in his last 10 games, with one home run and eight runs scored. Overall, Altuve is hitting .336 for the season, and his seven homers are the 2nd most on the team. Kyle Tucker has also been a big power threat for the Astros, as his 10 homers are the most on the team and 10th most in the league. Tucker has also been swinging a good bat of late, batting .273 in his last 10 games.

As a team, the Astros are averaging 4.4 runs per game and are the league’s top strikeout team. They are also among the league leaders in batting average and on-base percentage. At home, they are averaging 4.8 runs per contest.

The Yankees are currently 2nd in the AL East, tied with the Orioles for the division lead. New York will take on the Astros at home today, having won four straight games, and they are 24-13 overall. Their four-game winning streak has come at home, and they are 12-5 at home this year.

So far, the Yankees are 6-7 in AL East games, and they have an overall series record of 8-2-1. As the favorite, the Yankees have gone 17-9 this year and 7-4 as the underdog. New York has an overall record of 12-5 when favored at home, and they are 12-8 on the road.

The Yankees have been a solid run line bet this season, going 18-19 overall. They are 7-10 against the run line at home, but have covered in three straight games at Yankee Stadium. As the underdog, they are 8-3 against the run line, but as the favorite, they are just 10-16. Their average run margin in winning games is 3.4, while it drops to -2.5 in losses.

When the Yankees and Astros met today, the over/under line was set at 8.5 runs. The over/under record for the Yankees this season is 15-20, and their games have averaged 8.2 runs per game. In games where the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Yankees have a record of 10-7. Their games have gone over the over/under line in three straight games, and they have had 10 games this season with an over/under line of 8.5 runs.

Carlos Rodón Gets The Start For The Yankees

Carlos Rodón gets the start for the Yankees today and is coming off a rough outing vs. the Orioles, where he gave up six earned runs in four innings of work. In that outing, he gave up three home runs. Before that, he had a quality start vs. the Brewers, going six innings and giving up just one earned run. Rodón’s ERA for the season is 3.68, along with a record of 2-2. Opponents are batting .228 vs. Rodón this season. So far, he has made three quality starts and is averaging 8.84 strikeouts per nine innings.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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The Yankees come into the game as one of the league’s top home run-hitting teams, and they are also among the league leaders in on-base percentage. As a team, they are averaging 4.8 runs per game and have been even better on the road, averaging 5.2 runs per contest. New York is also near the top of the league in team OPS and slugging percentage.

Juan Soto has been the team’s top hitter this season, batting .329 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs. He has also gone 12/35 in his last nine games. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are both near the top of the league in home runs but are batting just .222 and .227, respectively. Judge has been hot of late, going 10/30 in his last nine games with two homers.

Astros vs Yankees Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Astros vs. Yankees game is that the Yankees will pick up a 6-5 win at home. If you’re looking to place a bet on this game, we would recommend taking the Yankees on the money line, where the payout is -142.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Carlos Rodón finishing with five strikeouts, which has him 14th among starters. As for Spencer Arrighetti, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which has him 12th among starters.

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