Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (13-7) vs. Michael Pineda (9-7)
The Houston Astros visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +138 and New York at -148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 68-58 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 54-67 over/under record. The Yankees are 63-61 against the run line and have a 60-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Astros come into this game with a 69-57 record, and they are 24-36 away from home. Collin McHugh has an earned run average of 3.96 and is 13-7 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. He's pitched 159 innings thus far while surrendering 163 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 15-10. Against the over/under, the Astros are 11-13 in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 361 and walked 105 batters this season while opposing teams hit .201 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.03 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.33, they are 4th in the league.
As a team, Houston is batting .240, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .235 average away from home. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 149 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 8.
With a 69-55 overall record, New York will come into this game 37-24 at home. Michael Pineda is starting this game 9-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.22. He's pitched 118 innings thus far while surrendering 129 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 11-8. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 10-7 when he starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 451 batters and walked 151 this season while opposing teams have hit .215 against them. New York has a team average of 8.58 hits per game and are averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.85, they are 16th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Yankees hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 122 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.73.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 63 errors with 1,315 assists and 3,386 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 76 errors while having 1218 assists and 3,356 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 54-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 68-58 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 60-60 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 63-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb "?" Tuesday 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
08/25/15 P CC Sabathia Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/25/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30); expected to start Wednesday vs. Houston Astros
08/24/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg "?" Tuesday 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)
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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