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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros - 6/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros at New York Yankees
Date & Time Friday June 21, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York City
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros +154 / New York Yankees -168 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
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The Houston Astros and New York Yankees meet Friday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.

The Houston Astros could use a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Houston Astros have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 90 hits and 42 RBI while Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 147 hits and 58 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 3.67 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees look to stay hot while building on a six-game winning streak. The Yankees have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 89 hits and 48 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 146 hits and 89 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.93 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 7-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 47-19 in their last 66 during game 2 of a series, 40-15 in their last 55 Friday games and 6-2 in Peacocks last 8 starts. The Yankees are 13-4 in their last 17 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Paxtons last 5 home starts. The Astros are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in New York and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Paxtons last 7 starts overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Astros last 8 Friday games.

Peacock has given up 16 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 16.1 innings, and he has a 4.11 ERA on the road. The Houston Astros offense has also been pretty quiet during this surprising losing stretch they've been on lately. The New York Yankees are getting guys back offensively and have Paxton on the hill who has a 2.15 ERA and a .173 allowed batting average in 29.1 innings at home this season. The New York Yankees are rolling and having Stanton and Judge back on the field only adds to the positive vibes. I'll back the Yankees here.

New York Yankees -168

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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