Houston Astros at New York Yankees 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Domingo German
The Houston Astros visit Yankee Stadium on Monday, May 28, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Domingo German for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -140 and New York at +130. The Astros have a 19-31-3 over/under record and a 30-23-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 26-22-0 against the run line and have a 29-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 19-31-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 30-23-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 29-18-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 26-22-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/23/18 RF Josh Reddick Infection 10-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/02/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 10-day DL (05/02)
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 34-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 1.08 and a WHIP of 0.71 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 74.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 4.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.49. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 339 base hits and 131 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 540. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 2.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 62 hits this season in 208 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 145. Jose Altuve is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 215 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Astros have 465 hits, including 103 doubles and 58 home runs. Houston has walked 182 times so far this season and they have struck out 433 times as a unit. They have left 363 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 261 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 32-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.59, Domingo German has a 0-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 241 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 373 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 489 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .420. He has 52 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .580 with an OPS+ of 168. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 48 hits in 191 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Yankees as a unit have 430 base hits, including 99 doubles and 83 homers. New York has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out on 434 occasions. They have had 344 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.8 runs per game and totaled 284 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees +130
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