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Yankees vs. Astros - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (69-57) at New York Yankees (69-55)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

C McHugh (13-7) (3.74) vs. M Pineda (9-7) (3.97)

The Line: New York Yankees -148 / Houston Astros +138 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTSW/YES

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon.

The Houston Astros look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Astros have won five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 150 hits and 51 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 113 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost five of their last seven road games. Collin McHugh gets the ball, and he’s 13-7 with a 3.96 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. This is McHugh’s second career game against the Yankees.

Yankees vs. Astros - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six. The Yankees have lost five of their last six when scoring three or less 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 split their last eight home games. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in McHughs last 8 road starts. The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Pinedas last 5 starts vs. American League West. The Astros are 4-8 in the last 12 meetings in New York. 

I like to side with the home team on a short turnaround, as they get to sleep in their own bed and what not. Also, it's hard to bet against Pineda and reasonable chalk, as he's a very good pitcher when healthy. Give me the Yankees.

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New York Yankees -148

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