Astros vs. Yankees - 7/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (52-48) at Houston Astros (54-46)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Masahiro Tanaka (7-2) (3.00) vs. L McCullers (5-4) (3.33)
The Line: Houston Astros -126 / New York Yankees +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Houston Astros Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The New York Yankees offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leads New York with 106 hits, Didi Gregorius has 43 RBI and Starlin Castro has 11 home runs. Masahiro Tanaka gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Houston Astros offense has been hit or miss recently, but they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 140 hits, George Springer has 60 RBI and Carlos Correa has 15 home runs. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 43-20 in Tanakas last 63 starts. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in McCullers' last 7 home starts. The Yankees are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Houston.
The Yankees are playing their best ball of the season and all of a sudden find themselves in the middle of a wild card race. We're also getting Tanaka at plus money. While I like the Astros and trust their offense to bounce back, the value is all on the Yanks here.