New York Yankees vs Houston Astros MLB Betting Prediction

MLB New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Prediction 3/31/2024

The Houston Astros are playing for the first time this season while the New York Yankees are coming off a win. 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 Astros. First pitch is set for 2:10 ET.

Yankees vs Astros

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The Yankees took down the Astros in the previous game of this series, winning by a score of 5-3. New York went off as the underdog in the game, coming in at +111 on the road. Marcus Stroman got the start for the Yankees, going six innings and not allowing a run.

Both Juan Soto and Anthony Volpe went deep for the Yankees, while Oswaldo Cabrera also hit a home run and drove in two runs. As for the Astros, they managed just four hits and scored their three runs in the 2nd, 5th, and 8th innings.

Hunter Brown got the start for the Astros, going four innings and not giving up a run, but he didn’t factor into the decision. Bryan Abreu took the loss out of the bullpen, while Clay Holmes picked up the save for the Yankees.

Clarke Schmidt Gets The Start For The Yankees

Getting the start for the Yankees is Clarke Schmidt, who is coming off a season in which he made 32 starts and went 9-9. His ERA for the year was 4.64, and he allowed a total of 24 home runs. In terms of his WHIP, Schmidt finished the year at 1.35, while his FIP was 4.42. Opponents hit .263 off Schmidt, and his OBP allowed was .317. For the season, he averaged 1.4 walks per game and had a K/BB ratio of 3.2.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

For the Yankees, we are projecting Gleyber Torres to have the most hits on the team and his total is the 26th best in the league today. Aaron Judge has the 3rd highest total on the team, but his home run projection is the best on the team and 2nd in the league today. Juan Soto is 2nd in terms of total hits and home runs for the Yankees, and his home run projection is 5th best in the league today.

J.P. France Gets The Start For The Astros

Getting the start for the Astros is J.P. France, who is coming off a season in which he made 23 starts and went 11-6. France’s ERA for the season was 3.83, and he finished the year with a WHIP of 1.36. In terms of quality starts, France had 13, and he finished the year with 19 home runs allowed. On the season, France averaged 6.67 strikeouts per nine innings and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.1.

Astros Offense Breakdown

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If you are looking for some Astros players to bet on for hitting and home run props, we have some projections for you. Jose Altuve has the 2nd highest total hits projection in the league today, while Yordan Alvarez has the top home run projection for the Astros and in the entire league. If you are looking for a longshot, Yainer Diaz has the 3rd highest home run projection in the league today.


Yankees vs Astros Prediction


The best bet in this Yankees vs Astros matchup is to take the Astros on the money line, where they are currently at -126. We have the Astros winning this one by a score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a parlay option, you could also take the over, as we have the total runs hitting 11 and the line is currently at 9.5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Clarke Schmidt’s chances of picking up a win as the eighth best among starters today. However, his projected strikeout numbers are just average, and we have him finishing with six K’s. As for the Yankees lineup, they are projected to finish with the second-fewest hits in the league today.

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