Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

New York Yankees (24-13) vs Houston Astros (12-23)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Carlos Rodon (2-2) (3.19) vs Spencer Arrighetti (0-3) (8.27)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -140 / Houston Astros +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Houston Astros vs New York Yankees prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 8th at Yankee Stadium in New York. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Astros recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Yankees recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Houston and New York
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Houston and New York

Astros Still Struggling 

The Houston Astros are 12-23 this year and they have lost three games in a row. Houston lost game one in this series on Tuesday night and they allowed 10 runs in the process. Prior to this series, the Astros lost two out of three against Seattle, won two out of three against Cleveland, and won a two game series with Colorado. Houston seemed like they had some momentum after game one against Seattle, but three straight losses have put them back into last place in the AL West. 

The Houston pitching staff has a 4.92 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .260 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 154 runs with a .255 batting average and a .324 on base percentage. Kyle Tucker is batting .279 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Astros this season. Houston has had some major issues with their pitching staff and they have allowed 20 runs in their last three games. 

Yankees Look for Five Straight

The New York Yankees are 24-13 this season and they have won four games in a row. New York won game one in this series by a score of 10-3 on Tuesday night. Prior to this series, the Yankees swept the Tigers in three games, lost three out of four against Baltimore, and won two out of three against Milwaukee. New York has been very good to start this season and they are tied for first in the AL East with the Orioles. 

The New York pitching staff has a 2.94 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a .213 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 176 runs with a .249 batting average and a .336 on base percentage. Juan Soto is batting .329 with eight home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. New York is second in the MLB in team ERA and they have allowed three runs or fewer in five of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Houston is Spencer Arrighetti, who is 0-3 with an 8.27 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP over 16.1 innings pitched this year. Arrighetti has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two of his last three starts, but has allowed 11 earned runs in two road starts this year. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Carlos Rodon, who is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 36.2 innings pitched this season. Rodon has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five starts, but did allow six earned runs in his last start against Baltimore. 

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Verdugo has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of the Yankees' last four games.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one hit in each of his 11 previous appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Jose Trevino has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Jon Berti has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against the Astros.
  • 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 total base in each of his last 10 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Juan Soto ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.432) this season.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Tucker has hit a home run in each of the Astros' last two games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Astros' last five games as underdogs.
  • Jose Altuve has recorded two or more total bases in five of his last six road appearances against the Yankees after playing the previous day.
  • Jose Altuve has scored at least one run in each of his last six road appearances against the Yankees after playing the previous day.
  • Jose Altuve has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances against the Yankees after playing the previous day.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in 13 of the Astros' last 15 games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kyle Tucker ranks T2nd in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.336).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (154).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (225).
  • The Houston Astros rank 28th in the league for walks allowed this season (147).

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction 

Houston comes into this game trying to get back on the right track, but I don’t have much confidence in their pitching. The Astros have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and Arrighetti has had some major issues on the road. New York is one of the best teams in the MLB, but Rodon blew up against the Orioles last time out. I think we are going to see plenty of runs in this game and it would not surprise me to see New York score early and often. My Houston Astros vs New York Yankees prediction is for this game to go over the total. 

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

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