Yankees vs. Astros - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (69-56) at New York Yankees (68-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Keuchel (14-6) (2.37) vs. I Nova (5-5) (3.72)
The Line: New York Yankees +118 / Houston Astros -128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and New York Yankees play game two Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The Astros have won five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 149 hits and 51 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 107 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost five of their last six road games. Dallas Keuchel gets the nod, and he’s 14-6 with a 2.37 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Chase Headley leads New York with 122 hits and 50 RBI while Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius have combined for 86 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last eight home games. Ivan Nova takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This is Nova’s second career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 22-7 in their last 29 vs. a team with a winning record and 22-8 in Keuchels last 30 starts. The Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in Novas last 8 starts as an underdog. The Astros are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings.
While the Astros have the pitching advantage here, Nova hasn't been a sloutch in his own right since returning from injury. Also, the Astros have been brutal on the road lately. Give me New York and the plus money.