Houston Astros (35-20) at New York Yankees (33-17)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 29, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Yankees +125 / Houston Astros -135 --- Over/Under: 9
The Houston Astros and New York Yankees meet Tuesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.
The Houston Astros look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Astros have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Houston Astros have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring at leas three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 79 hits and 24 RBI while George Springer and Alex Bregman have combined for 116 hits and 57 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 7-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 53 hits and 39 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 97 hits and 46 RBI. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 14-5 in their last 19 road games and 4-1 in Mortons last 5 starts. The Yankees are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 17-5 in Sabathias last 22 home starts. The Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Morton is just like a lot of the other Astros pitchers, a guy who has been tough to hit this season and has highly impressive numbers. Sabathia has been hit hard in his last couple of starts, but he's been solid at home where he has an ERA under three and an allowed batting average of .232. The Yankees also usually do a good job of bouncing back from a loss. The fact we're getting plus money with the Yanks at home, forces me to make a value play in this spot.