Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (14-6) vs. Ivan Nova (5-5)
The New York Yankees welcome the Houston Astros to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Astros send Dallas Keuchel to the mound to face Ivan Nova of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -128 and New York at +118. The over/under was set at 8. The Astros have a 54-66 over/under record and a 67-58 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Yankees have a 60-59 over/under record and a 63-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 69-56 record, including 24-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel holds a 14-6 record with an earned run average of 2.37 and a WHIP of 1.02. The Astros are 17-8 over his 178.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 141 hits over that time period. The Astros are also 10-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 266 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.63. The bullpen has struck out 361 and walked 102 batters this season while opposing teams hit .201 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.04 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.77 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.35, they are 4th in the league.
Houston ranks 29th in the league in team batting average at .240 while hitting .236 on the road. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .306, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. With 149 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 8.02.
New York is 36-24 at home while holding a 68-55 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.72, Ivan Nova will come into this game holding a 5-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP. The Yankees have a record of 5-5 over the 58 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 53 hits. The Yankees are also 2-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 321 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.23. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 449 batters and walked 151 this season while opposing teams have hit .215 against them. New York has a team average of 8.61 hits per game and are averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.88, they are 16th in the league.
They rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .262 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .428. With 122 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.76.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 63 total errors, 1,308 assists and 3,361 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 75 errors while having 1208 assists and 3,329 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 54-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 67-58 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 60-59 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 63-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/24/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. New York Yankees
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
08/24/15 P CC Sabathia Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup 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 Astros
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