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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

After getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds on the road, the Houston Astros need a strong resurgence in their 3-game series versus the New York Yankees. The Yanks enter this contest on a 5 game winning streak and enter as clear favorites at home this online baseball betting Thursday night. So what kind of wagers should players learning how to bet on sports make off of this Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees contest?

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – Thursday, June 20th

When: 6:05 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Astros +1½ (-150) 9½ (-115) ++123
Yankees -1½ (+130) 9½ (-105) -133
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Houston Astros

The Astros blast into tonight’s matchup sporting a 48-27 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. At the present time, the Texas Rangers are Houston’s biggest rival in the division. However, with an 8-game lead over Texas, Houston isn’t sweating anything at the moment. Nevertheless, entering tonight’s matchup with a 4-game losing streak, the Astros know they need to turn things around this Thursday evening.

Framber Valdez is the man tasked with leading the turnaround. The LHP enters this Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees contest with a 3-2 record as well as a 2.77 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Valdez recently got promoted from the bullpen and made the most of it in his win over the Jays this past Saturday. There he struck out eight batters in six innings setting a career high for himself.

Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (11 HR, 42 RBI, .321 BA), Yuli Gurriel (5 HR, 32 RBI, .263 BA), and Alex Bregman (20 HR, 50 RBI, .264 BA).

New York Yankees

The Yankees step into tonight’s matchup sporting a 46-27 record that ranks them No. 1 in the AL East. With a 3 ½ game lead over the second-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning, the Yankees cannot afford any slip-ups. Fortunately for the Yanks, they enter this contest with a ton of momentum and have a chance to build on it at home.

RHP Chad Green will get the start for New York tonight. He enters this matchup with a 1-2 record as well as a 7.54 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Although his numbers on the year aren’t that great, Green has been pitching well so far in June. In fact, in his last 7 innings pitched, he’s posted a 1.23 WHIP and a 1.23 ERA.

Players to Watch: DJ LeMahieu (8 HR, 48 RBI, .315 BA), Luke Voit (17 HR, 46 RBI, .270 BA), and Gleyber Torres (16 HR, 40 RBI, .283 BA).

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Numbers

Trends

  • Houston Astros

    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston’s last 20 games against an opponent in the American League East division.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games played on a Thursday.
    • 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees.
    • 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against NY Yankees.
    • 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
    • 39-36 ATS this season
    • 19-18 ATS when playing on the road this season
  • New York Yankees

    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees’ last 10 games this season.
    • 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
    • 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
    • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees’ last 11 games.
    • 41-32 ATS this season
    • 23-15 ATS when playing at home this season

Injuries

  • Houston Astros

    • George Springer CF
    • Joe Smith RP
    • Collin McHugh RP
    • Max Stassi C
  • New York Yankees

    • Domingo German SP
    • Dellin Betances RP
    • Jordan Montgomery SP
    • Aaron Judge RF
    • Kendrys Morales DH
Head-to-Head
Houston Astros New York Yankees
384.0 Runs 400.0
5.1 Runs per Game 5.5
.265 Team Batting Average .260
.340 On Base Percentage .333
.468 Slugging Percentage .451
.807 On Base Plus Slugging .784

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees matchup? The Yankees may look like the better pick here but they have a questionable pitcher on the mound. Comparatively the Astros don’t look that great either since they just got wrecked on the road by the Reds.  However, Valdez looks pretty good this seasons so we’re going to stick with the underdog here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Moneyline: The Astros are pegged as the underdog tonight making them a lucrative straight up option.

ATS: The runline is predicting a close contest. Green’s ERA on the year suggest the outcome could be lopsided.

TOTALs: The over/under is expecting several runs tonight. The vig on the UNDER is better.

Score Prediction: 8-4 Houston.