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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees play the first of a four-game series on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Yankee Stadium.

Houston is sitting in first place of the American League West standings at 43-25. In games away from Minute Maid Park they’ve earned a 23-14 record. The Yankees are in first place in the American League East with a record of 51-18, highlighted by a sturdy 29-7 record at home.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Houston Astros are currently first in the AL West standings, 10 games ahead of the second place Texas Rangers. Houston went 2-0 SU in their most recent series with the Mets and have won seven of their last 10 games. The Astros managed to hold the Mets, one of the best hitting teams in baseball, to just five runs throughout the series while scoring 13 themselves. Houston’s offensive is averaging 4.3 runs per game this season, but have picked things up as of late, averaging 5.6 runs over their last 10 games. Left fielder Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with a batting average of .315 (69-219), 21 home runs, and 51 RBIs.  

The New York Yankees enter this matchup first in the AL East standings, 11.5 games ahead of the second place Toronto Blue Jays. New York took two of three games in their most recent series against Tampa Bay and have won eight of their last 10. The Yankees have been fantastic this season and have the second highest runs scored per game (5.1), the lowest team ERA (2.91), and have been the most profitable team in the MLB for bettors. Right fielder Aaron Judge has been a huge part of their success with a batting average of .300 (75-250), 25 home runs, and 50 RBIs.  

This should be a great four-game series as these are two of the best teams in baseball. I think backing the under is the smart play in this matchup. Both bullpens have been dominant throughout the season and I expect that to show in game-one. I would give the Yankees a slight edge in this one as they have won 14 in a row at home, but will wait for a game or two to play out to get a better feel of where this series is headed. Backing the under here.  

Score Prediction: Yankees 4, Astros 3
Best Bet: Under 8.5

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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Matchup: AL West vs. AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – MLBN

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

Houston continues to thrive, winning four out of their last five games against the White Sox and the Mets. Their worst game was on Saturday, when the Houston Astros failed to score a single run against the Chicago White Sox in the second contest of a three-game series. The first of three matches on Friday marked an 13-run effort by Houston against the Chicago White Sox, which was their best performance this week. New York continues to roll, going 4-2 in its last six games against the Blue Jays and the Rays. New York didn’t allow the Blue Jays any runs on Saturday in the second of three contests. New York cruised past the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday by plating 12 runs in the first of a game of the series.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Houston: Framber Valdez (7-3, 2.78 ERA)

Framber Valdez takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 13th start of the season for the Astros in this contest. He comes in 7-3 with a 2.78 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 28 walks and 68 strikeouts over 81 innings of work on the year. Houston’s 28-year-old left-hander earned the win in his last start, which came at home against the Chicago White Sox June 17, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and seven strikeouts in a 13-3 Astros victory. Valdez is 4-1 with a 1.61 ERA across this season’s seven starts on the road, which includes 18 walks, 34 strikeouts, and a 0.92 WHIP over 44.2 innings of action.

New York: Jameson Taillon (7-1, 2.70 ERA)

Jameson Taillon is on the hill for the Yankees in this contest as he makes his 13th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 7-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, nine walks and 60 strikeouts over 73.1 innings of work this season. The 30-year old right-hander lifted the Yankees to win on the road over the Toronto Blue Jays on June 18, 2022. Taillon didn’t toss any innings in the 0-4 win by Toronto Blue Jays, but managed to grab four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Taillon is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes four walks, 36 strikeouts, and a 1.07 WHIP over 40 innings of action.

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – Series History

New York went 4-2 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings.

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