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Lance McCullers Jr., Jordan Montgomery Take Mound in Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Tilt

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees will rely on Jordan Montgomery to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Lance McCullers Jr. will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. Jordan Montgomery is 2-1 this season, and Lance McCullers Jr. is 2-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Yankees in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 107 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.2 win for the Yankees. 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 21-11 record to the battle against the 24-11 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (New York Yankees) and the No. 4 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.62 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 9.29 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Thursday, with D Keuchel throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 12 games
  • NY Yankees is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at New York, Saturday, May 13th