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Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Betting Preview

New York Yankees

Houston Astros
84-77 September 29, 2013, 02:10 PM | Minute Maid Park 51-110

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs New York battle on Sunday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Houston sends Erik Bedard out against David Huff for the Yankees in this game. Bedard is 4-12 with a 4.81 ERA on the season, while Huff is 3-1 on the year and has a 6.06 ERA.

View New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Yankees listed as favorites of -130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 18-rated Yankees taking on the No. 28-rated Astros in this contest.

The Yankees were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York rolled to a 2-1 win against Houston on Saturday, as Andy Pettitte and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.78 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.16 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.09 hits per game so far, less than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.13 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.99 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 3.71 runs per game.

A few Yankees at Astros trends to consider:
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games

Next up:
New York at , Wednesday, December 31st
Houston at , Wednesday, December 31st