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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

The year’s online MLB betting action is just kicking off. MLB fans can sink their teeth into the action by wagering on tonight’s New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros matchup. The Yankees are off to a decent start but there’s certainly plenty of room for improvement. Similarly, the Astros didn’t have the best start to the season bit recently rebounded by posting a 4 game winning streak. Since the Astros were able to pick up Game 1 of this series 4-3, will the sports betting odds favor them in Game 2?

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros – Tuesday, April 9th     

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Yankees +1½ (-130) 8 (-115) +163
Astros -1½ (+110) 8 (-105) -173
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New York Yankees          

The Yanks step into tonight’s matchup sporting a 5-5 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the AL East. At the present time the Tampa bay Lightning lead the division with an 8-3 record. With that in mind, it’s clear that New York can usurp the Lightning with a lengthy win streak. Coming off a loss, will New York be able to bounce back on the road? Clearly tonight’s odds are banking on the opposite, seeing as how they’re favoring Houston over New York. However, the 1 ½ spread line makes it perfectly clear that the bookmakers expect a tight finish tonight. To help prove the odds markedly wrong this evening, New York will be sending Jonathan Loaisiga to the mound tonight. Loaisiga will be making his first start of the season and brings a 2.25 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP to the mound tonight.

Players to Watch: Gleyber Torres (3 HR, 5 RBI, .333 BA), Aaron Judge (3 HR, 7 RBI, .289 BA), and Gary Sanchez (6 HR, 9 RBI, .250 BA).

Houston Astros   

The Astros enter tonight’s contest sporting a 6-5 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the AL West. Currently the Seattle Mariners lead the AL West with a brilliant 10-2 record. At the present time the Astros are 3 ½ games behind Seattle, so they’re still in the mix of things. However, it’s clear Seattle is having a successful season. With that in mind, it’s clear that Houston must do all they can to avoid falling too far behind in the divisional race. Fortunately for the Astros, tonight’s online MLB betting odds are sticking with Houston here. Gerrit Cole is the man tasked with defending the home stadium tonight. Although with an 0-2 record on the season, Cole doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence. He does however, have a 3.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP to his name this season.

Players to Watch: George Springer (3 HR, 7 RBI, .279 BA), Jose Altuve (2 HR, 4 RBI, .279 BA), and Michael Brantley (2 HR, 7 RBI, .250 BA).

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • NY Yankees is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing NY Yankees

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros matchup? All in all, the Yankees look like a good pick here. At the end of the day neither team has looked that great and the Yanks might have the better pitcher on the mound tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 New York.