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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros New York Yankees Odds Preview

New York Yankees

Houston Astros
82-77 September 27, 2013, 08:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 51-108

The New York Yankees will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Friday in baseball odds action.

Brett Oberholtzer gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Andy Pettitte brings a 10-11 ledger to the game for the Yankees as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

The Astros were listed as 137 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Astros and the No. 18-rated Yankees in this matchup.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -245 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 7-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Martin Perez at Rangers Ballpark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 27 at 8.14 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 28 ranking in that category.

Defensively, New York features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.05 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.77 runs per game.

A few Yankees at Astros trends to consider:
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games at home
Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
New York at Houston, Saturday, September 28th