Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Luis Severino
The Houston Astros visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 14, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +140 and New York at -150. The Astros have a 18-17-1 over/under record and a 22-14-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 22-11-0 against the run line and have a 20-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 18-17-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 22-14-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 20-13-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 22-11-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
5/13/2017 Teoscar Hernandez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least May 13
5/13/2017 Franklin Perez SP Knee Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/9/2017 Jandel Gustave RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/2/2017 Brady Rodgers RP Arm Out for the season
5/1/2017 Telvin Nash 1B Suspension Suspended until May 15
4/9/2017 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 27
4/4/2017 Jonathan Arauz SS Suspension Suspended until May 29
12/28/2016 Brendan McCurry RP Suspension Suspended until May 22
Key New York Yankees Injuries
5/11/2017 Greg Bird 1B Ankle Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/10/2017 Kellin Deglan C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/10/2017 Dietrich Enns RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/10/2017 Branden Pinder RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/10/2017 Nick Rumbelow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 16
4/13/2017 James Kaprielian SP Elbow Out for the season
4/2/2017 Tyler Austin 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/20/2016 Ty Hensley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 25-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.64 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 26 strikeouts over his 30.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 149 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 274 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 354. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
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As a team Houston is hitting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 39 hits this season in 131 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 135. George Springer is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Astros have 336 hits, including 60 doubles and 47 home runs. Houston has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 254 times as a unit. They have left 244 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 173 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 21-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Luis Severino has a 2-2 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.50 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 123 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 264 base knocks and 121 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 310 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .378. He has 46 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 135 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 142. Chase Headley is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 31 hits in 118 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Yankees as a unit have 314 base hits, including 46 doubles and 52 homers. New York has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 293 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.55 runs per game and totaled 183 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +140
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