Astros vs. Yankees Saturday Prediction
Back to full strength offensively, the Yankees have won seven of their last 10 games and the first two games of their four-game set with the Astros. Will they make it three in a row on Saturday night when Houston and New York meet again at 7:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 22, 2019
7:15 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Astros on the moneyline.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
George Springer (hamstring) is likely to return to the Astros on Tuesday if he makes it through this weekend's rehab games without a setback. He has played one game so far with Double-A Corpus Christi and hit two home runs in that game. He will likely play there again on Saturday and Sunday, rest on Monday and rejoin the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday barring any setbacks. The outfielder was putting up big-time fantasy stats before hitting the injured list with a hamstring injury he suffered while trying to make a sliding catch on May 24th. After a month-long absence he will return to a .308 batting average with 17 home runs and 43 RBI in 48 games.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in his return from the injured list Friday against the Astros. Judge hit out of the leadoff spot in his first major league game action since April 20. Prior to Friday, Judge has started at every spot in the order other than leadoff. We could see more of him atop the lineup for the Yanks with Aaron Hicks banged up.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 0-6 in their last six games overall.
The Yankees are 40-17 in their last 57 games overall.
The Astros are now 0-4 in their last four games played at Yankee Stadium and as previously mentioned, are in the midst of a six-game losing streak. The Yankees, meanwhile, are 21-9 in Masahiro Tanaka’s last 30 home starts versus an opponent with a winning record and are 36-16 in his last 52 home starts overall. Given how badly Houston has struggled of late, I’m going to continue to fade them tonight.
Saturday MLB Prediction: New York Yankees -1.5