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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees - 4/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at Houston Astros
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -175 / New York Yankees +155 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
ESPN, ATSW, YES
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The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will match up for game two of their MLB series on Tuesday.

In the series opener on Monday, Houston took a win 4-3 after falling behind 3-1 by the bottom of the seventh inning.

For the Tuesday game, New York will send out Jonathan Loaisiga for the start. Over 4.0 innings in a single start so far this year, Loaisiga has a 2.25 ERA with four strikeouts and three walks.

Aaron Judge slapped a solo homer among his two hits for the Yankees on Monday, and Clint Frazier added two hits with an RBI in a solid day for him.

Over on the Astros’ side, they’re going with Gerrit Cole on Tuesday. This season in 12.0 innings and an 0-2 mark, Cole has a 3.00 ERA with 19 Ks and three walks.

Jose Altuve was the only Astros player with a homer (a solo shot) on Monday, while Carlos Correa had two hits and an RBI and Robinson Chirinos put up two hits and two RBI.

The Yankees are 6-2 in the last eight in game two of a series and 23-8 in their last 31 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Loaisiga’s last five starts and 8-2 in the Yankees’ last 10 Tuesday games.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 13-3 in Cole’s last 16 home starts and 8-2 in his last 10 starts with five days’ rest. Houston is 8-3 in Cole’s last 11 starts in game two of a series and 7-3 in his last 10 starts.

Thanks to a plethora of Yankees injuries, we’ll be getting to see a lot of younger players as they attempt to step up and fill the gaps, and that includes Loaisiga, who appeared in just nine games last season. The future looks bright for Loaisiga, but he’s prone to meltdown moments here and there.

As for Cole, he’s got a couple of tough-luck losses to his name so far this year, but on the whole he’s pitched very well—six quality starts in his last eight outings dating back to last year. I’m going to stick with Houston at home here.

Pick:
Houston Astros -175

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