Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees Online Baseball Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
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
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
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.