Astros vs. Yankees Prediction
One of the best series this weekend in MLB will take place in the Bronx where the Yankees will host the Astros for four games. Will the Yankees take Game 1 against their non-division rivals at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday night?
917 Houston Astros (+110) at 918 New York Yankees (-130); o/u 8.5
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 23, 2022
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Houston Astros DFS SPIN
Yordan Álvarez powered up again Wednesday against the Mets, popping a pair of solo home runs. As is the case with most of Álvarez’s home runs, these were not cheapies. He followed Alex Bregman with the second of back-to-back blasts in the first inning, launching one 408 feet at 113.8 mph off the bat. Álvarez then one-upped himself in the third with a 412-foot shot which came off the bat at 114.6 mph. Fantasy managers were probably a little nervous when Álvarez missed a game Sunday with a hand injury, but he’s now come back with three dingers in his last two games. His 1.064 OPS leads baseball and only Aaron Judge with 25 has more homers than Álvarez’s 21.
New York Yankees DFS SPIN
Aaron Judge hit his 26th and 27th homers of the year Wednesday versus the Rays. Judge was on a monster six-game homer drought before finally coming through tonight. He still has six more home runs than anyone else in either league. However, since 21 of the 27 have been solo shots, he’s merely tied for fourth in the majors with 52 RBI.
Astros vs. Yankees MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The Astros are 5-11 in their last 16 games at Yankee Stadium, are 2-6 in their last eight games as an underdog and are 1-4 in their last five games versus American League East opponents. On the other side, the Yankees are 44-12 in their last 56 games overall, are 40-11 in their last 51 games as a favorite and are 52-19 in their last 71 home games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES -130