New York Yankees at Houston Astros 5/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Justin Verlander
The New York Yankees visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +167 and Houston at -177. The Yankees have a 17-9-1 over/under record and a 15-12-0 run line mark. The Astros are 16-13-0 against the run line and have a 12-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-9-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 15-12-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 12-15-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 16-13-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 18-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 209 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 280. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team New York is hitting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Didi Gregorius is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .436. He has 32 hits this season in 94 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .766 and an OPS+ of 217. Aaron Judge is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .449. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .584. The Yankees have 242 hits, including 62 doubles and 41 home runs. New York has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 252 times as a unit. They have left 193 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 6.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 19-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.36, Justin Verlander has a 4-0 record and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 86 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.59. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 193 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 72 hitters and struck out 302 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 3.16.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .409. He has 40 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 144. Carlos Correa is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 32 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Astros as a unit have 251 base hits, including 51 doubles and 32 homers. Houston has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 257 occasions. They have had 208 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 147 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +167
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