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New York Yankees vs Houston Astros 6/26/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Houston Astros (45-26) vs. New York Yankees (52-20)
June 26, 2022 1:35 pm EDT
The Line: New York Yankees -166 / Houston Astros +140; Over/Under: +9
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The Houston Astros and New York Yankees meet Sunday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. The Houston Astros look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.

The Houston Astros have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Astros have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 72 hits and 54 RBI, while Michael Brantley and Kyle Tucker have combined for 130 hits and 74 RBI. Jose Urquidy gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 4.68 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Urquidy’s first career game against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Yankees have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 79 hits and 53 RBI, while DJ LeMahieu and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 158 hits and 47 RBI. Nestor Cortes gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 2.31 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Cortes is 1-1 with a 9.28 ERA and 6 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 7-0 in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Yankees are 53-21 in their last 74 home games and 45-14 in their last 59 overall. The under is 40-18-2 in Astros last 60 overall. The under is 13-6 in Yankees last 19 games following a loss. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.

The Houston Astros and plus money is tough to turn down, and Jose Urquidy has been respectable this season. However, the New York Yankees offense can only be held down for so long and after two quiet games you’d expect a bounce back showing. Also, Nestor Cortes has been one of the better pitchers in the AL this season, which includes a 1.53 ERA and .154 allowed batting average in 35.1 innings at home. Give me the Yanks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Yankees -166

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