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Tired Yankees are in Tough Spot vs Astros Today

After suffering through a lengthy rain delay in Chicago, the beleaguered New York Yankees touched down in Houston at sunrise and will be right back in the thick of things on Friday when they open a three-game weekend series at Minute Maid Park vs the Astros. Sportsbooks opened the Yanks as +166 road underdogs with a total of 7.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Yankees' last 13 games on the road against the Astros.
  • The Astros are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when opening a series.
  • The Yankees are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games as underdog.

Lance McCullers Jr. and Michael Pineda will get the nod for the Astros and Yankees, respectively. McCullers (7-1, 2.53 ERA) leads all Astros with 97 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings of work this season. The hurler threw six scoreless innings against New York on May 12, striking out seven in the win.

Pineda (7-4, 4.12) struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings vs Houston on May 11, allowing three runs on six hits. The veteran is coming off an effort in which he permitted a season-high seven earned runs and three homers to the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

The Yankees haven’t been getting the job done vs the ’Stros of late. In New York’s last five vs Houston, they’re 4-1 SU and ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Yankees listed as underdogs of 140 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-3.6 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.

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

54-26 Houston battles the Yankees, currently with a 42-35 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 4 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Yankees, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Yankees rank No. 3 at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 1 ranking in that category.

New York brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Chicago on Thursday at New Comiskey Park.

Houston rolled to a 6-1 win against Oakland on Thursday, as Brad Peacock and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Houston, Saturday, July 1st