Houston Astros vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction 5/9/2024

The Houston Astros (12-24) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (25-13) on Thursday, May 9th. 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 5:05 ET.

Astros vs Yankees

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New York picked up a 9-4 win over the Astros in the most recent game of this series. The Yankees had a huge 3rd inning, scoring nine of their eleven runs. As for the Astros, they scored their only four runs in the 7th. Heading into the game, the Yankees were favored at -160 on the money line.

Carlos Rodon started for the Yankees and picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up just two earned runs. Spencer Arrighetti got the start for the Astros and took the loss, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work.

Juan Soto and Aaron Judge each homered for the Yankees, while Soto, Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton each had three hits. For the Astros, Kyle Tucker hit the game’s only other home run and went 1/5.

The Astros are 12-24 overall this season, and they have lost four straight games heading into today’s matchup at the Yankees. In the AL West, they trail the Rangers by 8.5 games, and they are in 5th place in the division.

At home, the Astros are 7-12 this year, and they are just 5-12 on the road. So far, they have struggled in day games, going 3-9 this year. As the underdog, the Astros have an overall record of 2-5, and they are 10-19 when favored this year. Their overall series record is 4-6-1, and they are losing this series vs. the Yankees 0-2.

When betting the Astros on the run line, it’s been a losing proposition overall, as they are just 12-24 on the season. They have been particularly poor on the road, going just 5-12 on the run line. They have failed to cover the run line in their last two road games and are just 3-4 on the run line as an underdog this season. However, they have been a good bet when they win, as their average run margin in those games is 5.0 runs.

Despite the over/under line being set at 8.5 runs, the Astros and Yankees have combined for an average of 9.7 runs per game this season. Houston has hit the over in four of their last five games, and the over has hit in three straight games. The over/under record for the Astros this season is 13-21, and their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs.

Ronel Blanco Gets The Start For The Astros

Ronel Blanco gets the start for the Astros today as he faces the Yankees on the road. So far, he has made six starts and has a record of 3-0 with an ERA of 2.10. Blanco’s WHIP for the season is .96, and he has one complete game shutout to go along with five quality starts. Blanco’s last outing came on May 3rd, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. He has finished with a no-decision in each of his last three outings. Opponents are batting .158 off Blanco this season.

Astros Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Astros have been a good offensive team, as they are 5th in team batting average and are averaging 4.4 runs per game. This number is even better at home, where they are averaging 4.8 runs per contest. One thing to watch is that they are the league’s top strikeout team, but they have been able to limit this so far by also being one of the best teams in terms of drawing walks.

Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker have been two of the Astros’ top power threats this season, with Altuve batting .331 with seven homers and Tucker’s 11 homers being the best mark on the team and 2nd in the league. Tucker is also 10th in the league with 25 RBIs. Altuve has gone 8/29 in his last seven games, while Tucker is just 4/24 in that span. Tucker is also on a three-game hitting streak.

The Yankees are currently on a five-game winning streak, and they are 25-13 overall this season. New York has taken over the AL East lead from the Red Sox, as they lead Boston by a half-game. The Yankees have gone 6-7 in divisional games this year.

At home, the Yankees have gone 13-5 this year, and they are 12-8 on the road. So far, they have been favored in 27 of their games, and they are 18-9 in those games. As for how they have fared as the underdog, the Yankees are 7-4 this year. New York has an overall series record of 8-2-1 this season.

The Yankees have been a strong run line bet overall this season, going 19-19 against the run line. They have been particularly good at home, going 8-10 against the run line. They have covered the run line in four straight games and are 11-9 against the run line on the road. They have been a better bet as an underdog, going 8-3 against the run line in those games.

With an over/under line set at 8.5 runs, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros have combined for an average of 8.3 runs per game this season. The Yankees have gone over the total in 16 of their 36 games this season, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Yankees have gone over the total in 10 of 17 games. The over has hit in each of the Yankees’ last four games, including their last two games against the Astros, which saw a combined 13 runs scored in each game.

Marcus Stroman Gets The Start For The Yankees

New York is sending right-hander Marcus Stroman to the mound today vs. the Astros. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 3.40. Stroman’s WHIP for the season is 1.43. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, going 5 1/3 innings vs. the Tigers. Stroman only gave up one earned run in the outing. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings. Stroman has a WHIP of 1.43 for the season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.51 strikeouts and 4.86 walks.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Yankees have been one of the league’s best offensive teams, as they are 4th in home runs and have the 3rd best OPS in the league. They are also 2nd in team on-base percentage and 5th in slugging. As a team, they are batting .251, which is 7th in the MLB. New York is averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 10th in the league.

Juan Soto has been the Yankees’ top hitter so far this season, as he is batting .338 with 9 homers and 33 RBIs. He is also on a four-game hitting streak and has gone 13/31 in his last eight games. Aaron Judge has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 9/27 in his last eight games with two homers.

Astros vs Yankees Prediction

Our prediction for this Yankees vs. Astros matchup is that the Yankees will pick up a 6-5 win at home. Given that the payout for a Yankees win is -129, this is the bet we recommend making.

Looking at some potential player props, if you’re looking at strikeouts, Marcus Stroman is projected to finish with four K’s, while Ronel Blanco is projected to finish with just four as well.

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