Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/9/24

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

Game Info: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Marcus Stroman (2-1) (3.41) vs Ronel Blanco (3-0) (2.09)

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

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The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees meet Thursday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium. Here’s a Houston Astros vs New York Yankees prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Houston Astros recent form and player performance

• The New York Yankees recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Houston Astros

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Yankees

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Astros and Yankees

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Astros vs Yankees game

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros played the Seattle Mariners in their weekend series. Houston won the first game of that set 5-3, but then fell 5-0 and 5-4 in the remaining installments. The Astros took a 10-3 loss to the Yankees in game one of this set, then on Wednesday Houston coughed up five runs in the first three innings on the way to a 9-4 loss. Starting pitcher Spencer Arrighetti gave up all five earned in 5.0 frames on eight hits and three walks.

For the stater job in the finale Thursday, the Astros will send out Ronel Blanco. So far this season Blanco is 3-0 with a 2.09 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 38.2 innings over six starts. He’s 5-1 with a 3.71 ERA over 30 career games (13 starts).

New York Yankees Betting Preview

Over on the Yankees’ side, they played the Detroit Tigers over the weekend. New York did well in that set, winning 2-1 Friday, 5-3 Saturday and 5-2 in the finale. Following their big win over Houston in game one, on Wednesday the Yankees posted 11 hits (and gave up 11) in the win. Carlos Rodon lasted 6.1 frames with two earned, seven hits and no walks.

It’ll be Marcus Stroman in the starting pitcher slot for the Yankees on Thursday. So far this year Stroman is 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA over seven starts. He’s got 35 Ks in 37.0 innings. Stroman is 79-77 with a 3.65 ERA in 238 games (230 starts) over his career. The Yankees will face the Rays, Twins, and White Sox following this series.

Astros vs Yankees Injury Notes

Astros SP Cristian Javier (neck) will return from the Injured List this weekend to start against the Tigers.

Yankees RP Tommy Kahnle (shoulder) was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa on Wednesday.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Astros. This one seems like a coin flip depending on how the starters look, though. Blanco has been decent over his last three starts, giving up a combined seven earned in 17.2 innings on 15 hits and seven walks. As for Stroman, he’s surrendered eight earned runs in 14.2 innings on 16 hits and 11 walks in his last three starts.

On Wednesday the Astros got a pretty rough performance from Arrighetti and Shawn Dubin (6.0 innings; eight earned combined) but otherwise played fairly well. I think Houston has a solid shot at staving off the sweep Thursday.

Andrew’s Pick Houston Astros +115

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