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Yankees Seeking Revenge Against Astros

Dallas Keuchel Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are very familiar with each other, and tonight’s Opening Day showdown features a pair of hurlers who recently faced off in the American League Wild Card Game. Dallas Keuchel’s Astros got the better of Masahiro Tanaka’s Yankees in that game, which means the Yanks will have plenty of motivation to avenge that loss.

Shark Bites
  • The Astros are 3-0 SU in their last three games against the Yankees.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Astros' last 17 games against the Yankees.
  • Due to inclement weather, this game was originally scheduled for Monday.

Fresh off a Cy Young season, Keuchel became Houston’s first 20-game winner in over a decade in 2015. The 28-year-old tossed six scoreless innings to lead the ‘Stros past the Bronx Bombers last October. Keuchel had 22 scoreless frames in three starts against the Yankees last year, including the playoff outing.

Tanaka is coming off a rocky spring training that saw him post an ugly 7.36 ERA in four starts. The Japan native had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow.

Keep an eye out for Astros shortstop Carlos Correa in this one. Correa, who was considered an MVP candidate, hit .378 with four home runs in 18 spring training games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were -120 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-3.4 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 0-0 record to the battle against the 0-0 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the New York Yankees, most recently No. 22 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 17 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 13 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at New York, Wednesday, April 6th