New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 3/31/24

Houston Astros (0-2) vs New York Yankees (2-0)

Game Info: Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

J.P. France (0-0) (0.00) vs Clarke Schmidt (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -125 / New York Yankees +115 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: YES, Space City Home Network Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action from Minute Maid Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros prediction.

New York Yankees Team Preview

The New York Yankees come into this game looking to build on their 5-3 win over Houston on Saturday. Oswaldo Cabrera leads the Yankees with 7 hits, a .538 batting average and 2 home runs with 6 RBIs while Juan Soto has 6 hits with a homer and 3 RBIs. Anthony Volpe also has two RBIS while five different Yankees share the team lead with 4 strikeouts this season. Clarke Schmidt will get the start for the Bronx Bombers here and was 9-9 with a 4.64 ERA and 149 strikeouts last season. The Yankees will face the Diamondbacks after this series.

Houston Astros Team Preview

The Houston Astros will try to rebound after another frustrating loss to the Yankees on Saturday. Mauricio Dubon and Chas McCormick each have a team-high 2 RBIs while Jose Altuve and Yainer Diaz each have a team-high 4 hits. Altuve also has a double while Diaz has a team-best .400 batting average so far this season. J.P France is tabbed as the starter for the Astros in this one and was 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 101 strikeouts last season. The Astros will meet the Blue Jays and Rangers following this series.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Bregman has hit a home run in four of the Astros' last five day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Astros' last 10 day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alex Bregman has scored at least one run in seven of the Astros' last eight day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Astros' last five day games.
  • Jose Altuve has recorded at least one hit in each of the Astros' last eight games against AL opponents.
  • Jose Altuve has recorded a Single in each of the Astros' last four games as favorites against AL East opponents.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded a Double in each of the Astros' last three day games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alex Bregman ranks T7th in the league in Steals (1) this season.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Giancarlo Stanton has hit a home run in three of his last five road appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances in day games against AL West teams that held a losing record.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera ranks T3rd in the league in Home Runs (2) this season.

Yankees vs. Astros Prediction

I’m on the Yankees in this one. Normally I’d think that a rivalry-type of game like this would be more competitive, but the Yankees have flexed some muscle already in the first couple of games in this series, and while I’m not writing off the Astros after a couple of games, it’s definitely looking like a different Astros team than I’m used to seeing from Minute Maid Park. The faces are the same, but the punch just isn’t there. I’m a J.P. France fan, but I think the Yankees in their current form are just a bad matchup overall for him and I think the Yankees complete the surprising sweep of the Astros on Sunday. Give me New York in this one.

Chris’s Pick New York Yankees +115

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NBA, MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Wednesday 4/17/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss