Saturday MLB Betting Analysis on NY Yankees at Houston

Posted by Ted Merrick on June 30, 2017 in

Out of the American League, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will play Saturday in a middle game of their three game series. The Yankees have struggled as of late, but picked up a blowout win Wednesday night over the White Sox. Heading into Thursday’s affair, the Yankees and Red Sox were tied at the top of the American League East.

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The Houston Astros have been winning, and leading the American League West all season. The Astros still hold the largest divisional lead in all of Major League Baseball. The Astros went into Thursday’s tilt with a 53-26 record, which was 12.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are pretty even odds in this game.

Saturday MLB Betting Analysis on NY Yankees at Houston


When: Saturday July 1, 2017; 6:15pm CT
Where: Minute Maid Park; Houston, TX.
TV: FOX
Radio:  WFAN 660 (NY) / KBME 790 (Houston)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Houston Astros -110

Why Bet on New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees have been battling inconsistency through the month of June. New York has split their last 8 games overall, which allowed the door to open for Boston. The Yankees have Aaron Judge, who is putting up Most Valuable Player type numbers. The slugger is hitting .333, with 27 homeruns and 62 runs batted in.

The rest of the offense for the Yankees has been pretty sporadic, and now Matt Holliday has hit the disabled list. The Yankees are hitting .269, which is still third in all of baseball. On the pitching side, New York has 38 quality starts, which is in the Top 10, and their team earned run average is 3.86 on the season.

The Yankees are underdogs in the MLB odds for Saturday's game.

Why Bet on Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros have held the best record in the American League most of the 2017 season. Houston is a rare team that has played better on the road than at home. Despite that, the Astros have still won 24 out of 41 home games. Houston comes into Thursday’s game as winners of three out of their last 4.

The Astros offense has been awfully good in the early going of the season. Houston holds a .283 batting average, which is the best in baseball. The Astros have also scored the second most runs in baseball as well. George Springer is putting together a solid season for Houston with 24 bombs, and 52 runs batted in.

NY Yankees at Houston Betting Pick & Prediction

As both teams head into the month of July, they both have major questions in their rotation. That shows in this game, as Jordan Montgomery goes for the Yankees, against Francis Martes of the Houston Astros. Both pitchers are in their rookie season of their MLB career.

Montgomery has thrown 81.2 innings this season, and is 6-4 on the season. He holds a 3.53 earned run average as well. Martes on the other side, has thrown just 16.1 innings, and despite being 2-0, holds a 5.51 earned run average. Look for Montgomery to out pitch Martes in this game, and the Yankees down the Astros. Bet the New York Yankees -110.