Yankees vs. Astros Prediction
After a great pitching duel on Monday, who will come out on top tonight when the Houston Astros and New York Yankees have another great pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Astros are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. The Yankees are getting a money line of +155 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 55% going on Houston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Yankees’ win streak ends
The Yankees had their nine-game win streak snapped on Monday in a 2-1 loss at Houston. New York is now 18-10 overall and 7-5 on the road. The Yankees are scoring 5.86 runs per game this season while allowing 4.21 per contest.
Jordan Montgomery gets the start for the Yankees today. Through five starts, he is 2-0 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 26.1 innings and has 23 strikeouts with 12 walks.
Astros still finding ways to win
The Houston Astros have won three straight following Monday’s win. They have outscored their last three opponents 21-5. Houston is now 20-10 on the season and 10-6 at home. The Astros are putting up 4.97 runs per game this season while allowing 2.73 per contest.
Houston gives the ball to its ace tonight, Justin Verlander. Verlander has started six games this season and is 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. Through 39.2 innings of work, Verlander has 48 strikeouts with eight walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won eight of Montgomery’s last 10 starts and four of his last five road starts. However, they are just 4-10 in their last 14 road games against a right-handed starter.
The Astros have won 14 of Verlander’s last 16 starts and seven of his last eight starts at home. They also have won 35 of their last 51 home games.
Verlander seems to have a new fire being with the Astros. He is pitching as well as he has since his MVP season with the Tigers. Montgomery is a good starter as well, but he hasn’t gotten deep into games and hands the ball over to a bullpen that has been very shaky. I like Houston to ride Verlander to another win tonight.
The Pick: Houston Astros -170