Astros vs. Yankees Prediction
The Houston Astros used more shutdown pitching to secure a victory yesterday in the series opener at the New York Yankees. Will Houston have a similar result tonight as the series continues in New York?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Yankee Stadium at 7:05PM ET
TV: YES (NYY)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -124 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +114 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 57 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Verlander stellar once again
Houston right-hander Justin Verlander dominated again Monday afternoon in a 5-1 victory, allowing only one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks over 6 2/3 innings. He departed after giving up a home run in the seventh inning as his pitch count stood at 113. Verlander has allowed more than one earned run only once in his last 10 starts and his ERA now stands at 1.11. J.D. Davis socked a 3-run home run in the second inning to stake the Astros to a 3-0 lead. Jose Altuve later hit a homer. Marwin Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Yuli Gurriel also went 2-for-4 with a run. Evan Gattis was 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and two walks.
Bird accounts for lone Yankees run
New York first baseman Greg Bird, fresh off the disabled list, hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to break up Verlander's shutout. That cut the deficit to 4-1 before Altuve homered in the top of the next inning. Bird also had a single in four at-bats. Didi Gregorius also registered two hits in the losing effort. Domingo German surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 15-5 in their last 20 road games. Houston is 9-3 in its last 12 games overall.
The Yankees are 39-12 in their last 51 home games. New York is 24-8 in its last 32 games overall.
Morton has been phenomenal this season and he should rack up strikeouts here against a Yankees team looking to hit the long ball. Much of the Houston lineup feasts on left-handed pitching so I don't trust Sabathia in this spot. I'm going with the Astros for a second day in a row.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -124