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New York Yankees

Houston Astros
0-1 April 02, 2014, 08:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 1-0



The Astros get a visit from the New York Yankees in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Houston hands the ball to starter Jarred Cosart in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. New York counters with Hiroki Kuroda, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time. View New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Astros as 167 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Astros and the No. 23-rated Yankees in this matchup.

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In their last action, New York was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 6 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 lineup of the Yankees at 2 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 6 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

A few Yankees at Astros trends to consider:
NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
NY Yankees is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Houston
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Houston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees


Next up:
New York at Houston, Thursday, April 3rd

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