Astros vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 8/3/23

New York Yankees (55-52) vs Houston Astros (61-47)

Game Info: Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 7:15 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Clarke Schmidt (7-6) (4.39) vs Cristian Javier (7-2) (4.33)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -105 / Houston Astros -116 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and New York Yankees face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday it was the Yankees that were able to secure the 7-2 victory. 

Can the Astros win the World Series?

The Astros stats might not be as impressive as years past, but this still looks like a team that can win the World Series. The Astros are coming off another series victory over the Cleveland Guardians and in the first two games the pitching was really good. Overall this season the Astros are averaging 4.76 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.2 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the pitching staff is ranked 8th. Alex Bregman has hit 18 home runs and driven in 69 RBIs. 

Yankees Offense Slumping

Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Yankees had scored only six runs total during the previous three games. On Tuesday Carlos Rodon really struggled and he doesn’t seem to be working out too well for New York. The Yankees are averaging 4.29 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.28 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the pitching is ranked 10th. Aaron Judge is back for the Yankees nad if this team wants to win this game, and make noise in the playoffs, they are going to need him to be good. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Yankees offense has had issues, and I don’t trust them again here. The Astros offense has been more consistent this season, and they are going to have no issue running up the score. The Yankees in this game will only score one or two runs total and it will be the Astros that secure the victory. Back the Astros on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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