Houston Astros at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 6/21/2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. James Paxton
Yankee Stadium is the site where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (46-27, 1st in AL East) will take on the Houston Astros (48-27, 1st in AL West) on Friday. The Astros open this matchup at +137 while the Yankees are coming in at -147. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Astros have been strong for MLB wagerers, having gone 48-27-0 SU. The Yankees cover 63.0% of the time, going 46-27-0 straight up. The Yankees have been an excellent pick for baseball bettors as favorites, going 39-19-0 SU. Houston covers 33.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 1-2-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a very good Under play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 31-41-3.
Houston covers 54.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-16-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 65.8% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 25-13-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a great Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 39-31-3.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/19/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/18/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/10/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key New York Yankees Injuries
6/18/2019 Domingo German SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/18/2019 Aaron Judge RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/13/2019 Kendrys Morales DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/11/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/7/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/3/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
3/23/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 48-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 76 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 258 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 532 base hits and 269 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 204 batters and struck out 755. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Houston is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 69 hits this season in 261 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 147. Michael Brantley is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 277 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Astros have 672 hits, including 137 doubles and 118 home runs. Houston has walked 287 times so far this season and they have struck out 520 times as a unit. They have left 513 men on base and have a team OPS of .810. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 46-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, James Paxton has a 4-3 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 310 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 584 base knocks and 286 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 220 hitters and struck out 684 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .345. He has 72 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 127. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 88 hits in 279 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Yankees as a unit have 640 base hits, including 108 doubles and 117 homers. New York has walked 271 times this year and they have struck out on 632 occasions. They have had 476 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.48 runs per game and totaled 400 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +137
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