Monday, August 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Feldman (5-5) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (13-2)
The New York Yankees host the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Monday. The probable starters are Scott Feldman for the Astros and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +122 and New York at -132. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros have a 54-65 over/under record and a 66-58 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Yankees have a 60-58 over/under record and a 63-59 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 68-56 record, including 24-35 on the road. Scott Feldman has an earned run average of 4.05 and is 5-5 so far on the season while having a 1.31 WHIP. The Astros are 8-8 over his 97.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 106 hits over that time period. The Astros are also 7-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .201 against the Astros bullpen while walking 101 times and striking out 357 times. Houston is averaging 7.74 strikeouts per game while getting 8.03 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.36.
As a team, Houston is batting .240, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Astros hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 22nd in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 146 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 8.01 hits per game.
With a 36-23 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 68-54 overall mark. Nathan Eovaldi is starting this game 13-2 for the season with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.46. The Yankees have a record of 16-8 over the 136 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 158 hits. The Yankees are also 14-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 151 times and striking out 449 times. New York is averaging 8.4 strikeouts per game while getting 8.61 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Yankees hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 7th in baseball. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 122 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.79 hits a game.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 63 errors with 1,300 assists and 3,331 put outs for the season. The Yankees have committed 74 errors on the season with 1196 assists and 3,302 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 54-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 66-58 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 60-58 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 63-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
New York Yankees
08/23/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg "?" Monday vs. Houston Astros
08/18/15 P Bryan Mitchell Concussion 7-day DL (8/18)
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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