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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees - 5/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (18-10) at Houston Astros (20-10)
Date & Time Wednesday May 2, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -105 / New York Yankees -115 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | New York Yankees (18-10) at Houston Astros (20-10)
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The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels square off in game three of their four game set from Minute Maid Park on Wednesday in MLB action.

The New York Yankees bounced back from having their 9 game winning streak snapped with a 4-0 victory in game two on Wednesday. Gary Sanchez led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a three run home run, while Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a double. Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Miguel Andujar each chipped in base hits to round out the offense for the Yankees in the win as all four runs were scored in the 9th inning. Jordan Montgomery’s start lasted just one inning due to injury, Daniel Robertson ended up with the win, improving to 2-1 this season. Luis Severino will start game three and is 4-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his career, Severino is 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts against Houston.

The Houston Astros will look to bounce back after having their three game winning streak snapped with their loss in game two. Yuli Gurriel went 2 for 4, while George Springer, Jose Altuve, Martin Gonzalez and Jake Marisnick each had a base knock as well, as none of Houston’s six base hits went for extra bases in the loss. Justin Verlander threw eight shutout innings, striking out a whopping 14 batters and allowing just three hits, not factoring in the decision. Ken Giles gave up all four runs to take the loss, falling to 0-1 this season. Dallas Keuchel will start game one and is 1-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. In his career, Keuchel is 4-2 with a 1.41 ERA and 45 strikeouts against the Yankees. 

New York is 8-3 in Severin’s last 11 road starts and 4-1 in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Houston is 45-20 in their last 65 games overall and 7-2 in Keuchel’s last 9 starts against the AL East while the under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 home games. Houston is 6-2 in Keuchel’s last 8 starts against New York.

Let’s face it, Keuchel hasn’t looked like the normal ace-type pitcher we’ve become accustomed to seeing, and the Yankees are rolling right now. However, Keuchel is still one of the best pitchers in the game, and the Astros have had a lot of success with him on the mound against the Yankees. Even with his struggles, you don’t usually get low lines like these with Keuchel at home, so I’ll take the Astros at home for the cheap price.

Houston -105

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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