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Moneyline Favors New York Yankees in MLB Battle with Houston Astros

Houston Astros


New York Yankees
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees host Houston on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 63-60 mark against the 53-73 Astros in MLB betting odds action at Yankee Stadium.

Michael Pineda gets the call for the New York Yankees and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Scott Feldman brings a 6-9 ledger to the game for the Houston Astros as he tries to quiet the Yankees bats.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the New York Yankees in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -173 at TopBet for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.5 win for the Yankees. A 3.9-3.5 result in favor of the Yankees is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees sport a record of 63-60 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 53-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Houston injuries news.

The New York Yankees vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 8.

How Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup

The game also pits New York Yankees No. 20-rated offense, averaging 3.94 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 27 at 4.73 in runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have averaged 8.52 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Houston was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Houston at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Capuano and the Yankees 7-4 on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games at home
NY Yankees is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Houston

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Houston at New York, Thursday, August 21st