Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/7/24

New York Yankees (23-13) vs Houston Astros (12-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Luis Gil (2-1) (3.19) vs Justin Verlander (1-0) (2.08)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -115 / Houston Astros -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees meet Tuesday in MLB game 1 action at Yankee Stadium. Here’s a Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 12-22 this season after losses to the Guardians and Mariners. The Houston Astros have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Houston Astros have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 48 hits and 12 RBI, while Jeremy Pena and Kyle Tucker have combined for 77 hits and 36 RBI.

New York Yankees Betting Preview

The New York Yankees are 23-13 this season after sweeping the Detroit Tigers. The New York Yankees have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The New York Yankees have lost 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Juan Soto leads the New York Yankees with 43 hits and 28 RBI, while Anthony Rizzo and Anthony Volpe have combined for 69 hits and 33 RBI.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander gets the ball for the Houston Astros, and he is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Verlander has allowed 13 hits and 4 runs through 17.1 innings, while walking 7. This will be Verlander’s 513th career start, which is 46th all time in MLB history. Verlander is 10-9 with a 3.41 ERA and 157 strikeouts in his career against the New York Yankees.

Luis Gil gets the ball for the New York Yankees, and he is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Gil has allowed 17 hits and 11 earned runs in 31 innings this season. This will be Gil’s 14th career start, and he has a 1.80 ERA and .118 allowed batting average in 10 home innings. This will be Gil’s first career game against the Houston Astros.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Gleyber Torres has hit a home run in each of the Yankees' last two home games against the Astros.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of his last nine Tuesday appearances against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded a Double in four of his last five home appearances against AL West opponents.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jon Berti has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Astros.
  • Jose Trevino has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Juan Soto ranks 4th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.421) this season.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Yordan Alvarez has hit a home run in four of the Astros' last five games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Astros' last five games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Astros' last six games as road underdogs.
  • Jose Altuve has scored at least one run in eight of the Astros' last nine road games against AL East opponents.
  • Justin Verlander has recorded five or more strikeouts in 30 of his last 35 road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Astros' last nine games as road underdogs.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in 13 of the Astros' last 14 games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Justin Verlander has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances with his team as an underdog against AL East opponents .
  • Jose Altuve has recorded at least one Double in three of the Astros' last four night games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kyle Tucker ranks T5th in the league in Home Runs (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (148).
  • The New York Yankees rank 3rd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.331).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (220).
  • The Houston Astros rank 3rd in the league for batting average this season (.259).

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction

Justin Verlander and cheap prices are hard to pass up for obvious reasons, but he's pitching for an Astros team that can't get out of their own way. It's hard to back the Astros with confidence these days, regardless of the pitching matchup. Luis Gil has also been solid this season and is missing bats at an above average level. The Astros will be up for this series and Verlander is still effective, but we're getting a near pick em price and the Astros as a team just aren't cutting it right now. I have no choice but to take the Yankees and the cheap price.

Randy’s Pick New York Yankees -115

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