Houston at NY Yankees Baseball Betting Analysis & Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on May 10, 2017 in

The Houston Astros (22-11) visit the New York Yankees (21-10) in the opener of a weekend series between two of the American League’s hottest teams on Thursday night. The Astros come in riding a two-game winning streak pending the outcome of their game against Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees swept the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend and then split a midweek series in Cincinnati, losing on Wednesday, 5-3.

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Houston at NY Yankees Baseball Betting Analysis & Pick

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:05pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Radio: Houston / New York
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Pitching Matchup: Dallas Kuechel (5-0, 1.88 ERA) (HOU) vs Michael Pineda (3-1, 3.12 ERA) (NY)

Why should you bet on the Astros?

Recently named AL Pitcher of the Month in April, Dallas Keuchel has owned the Yankees over his career, going 4-2 with a 1.41 ERA in six starts, including a win in the 2015 American League Wild Card game, when he threw six scoreless innings, and a win on Opening Day of 2016. Carlos Beltran, even at the age of 40, continues to show that he has a power stroke with his bat, joining the home run parade for Houston in Tuesday’s win. The Astros have been scoring runs in bunches and have no reason to be intimidated by playing in New York.

Why should you put your money on the Yankees?

That sweep of the Cubs in Wrigley was a huge statement by these Baby Bombers that they are the real deal — ahead of schedule. C.C. Sabathia is just about the only weak link the Yankees’ rotation, as the Yankees seem to win for every other starter. Michael Pineda had a strong game against the Cubs over the weekend, permitting just three hits and two runs in six innings in a game the team won 3-2. The big bat of Aaron Judge is striking fear in the hearts of pitchers a year or two before he was projected to make a big splash.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Astros are picking up wins in an American League West that is one of MLB’s weakest divisions so far this year. The Yankees have been knocking off some of the league’s most powerful teams. I predict a 5-3 win for New York on Thursday night to open this series.