Friday, June 26, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (6-2) vs. Vincent Velasquez (0-0)
The New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park. Nathan Eovaldi is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face Vincent Velasquez of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +103 and Houston at -113. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees, with a 37-35 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 40-29 over/under record. The Astros have a 36-35 over/under record and a 44-30 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
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The Yankees come into this game with a 39-33 record, and they are 18-19 away from home. Nathan Eovaldi has a 6-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.95 and a 1.57 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 8-6 over his 76.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 100 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-4. The team is averaging 6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 191 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.58. The bullpen has struck out 256 and walked 94 batters this season while opposing teams hit .216 against them. New York has a team average of 8.96 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.39 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.12, they are 23rd in the league.
New York is batting .260 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .239 away from home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .437. With 75 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 9.04.
With a 42-32 overall record, Houston will come into this game 23-14 at home. Vincent Velasquez has a record of 0-0 while sporting an earned run average of 4.15 on the year with a 1.69 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 2-1 and he has allowed 12 hits over 13 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-1. The team is averaging 5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 151 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.61. The Astros bullpen has struck out 235 batters and walked 59 this season while opposing teams have hit .189 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.96 hits per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.61, they are 9th in the league.
They are batting .241 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .234 at home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. With 76 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.09.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .981 with 50 total errors, 676 assists and 1,946 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumlated 38 errors while having 809 assists and 1,995 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 40-29 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 37-35 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 36-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 44-30 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/25/15 1B Mark Teixeira Neck probable Thursday vs. Houston Astros
06/24/15 SS Brendan Ryan Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/24/15 2B Stephen Drew Personal expected to be activated Thursday vs Houston Astros
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/20)
06/10/15 P Andrew Miller Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
06/22/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/19)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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