Houston Astros at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Masahiro Tanaka
DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees (47-27, 1st in AL East) play the Houston Astros (48-28, 1st in AL West) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The Astros open this contest at +160 while the Yankees are priced at -170. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The Astros have been strong for baseball wagerers, having gone 48-28-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 63.5% of the time, going 47-27-0 straight up. The Yankees have been strong for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 40-19-0 SU. Houston is covering 25.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 1-3-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a bad Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 32-41-3.
Houston is covering 52.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 19-17-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York is covering 66.7% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 26-13-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a strong Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 40-31-3.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/20/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/20/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/19/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/17/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
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
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 48-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 71 strikeouts over his 84.2 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 265 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 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 3.67. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 544 base hits and 279 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 209 batters and struck out 765. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Houston is hitting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .471 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. Michael Brantley is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 90 hits this season in 282 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 138. Alex Bregman is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Astros have 684 hits, including 138 doubles and 122 home runs. Houston has walked 289 times so far this season and they have struck out 527 times as a unit. They have left 522 men on base and have a team OPS of .812. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 390 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 47-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.23, Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-5 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 92 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 314 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 596 base knocks and 292 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 222 hitters and struck out 691 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. DJ LeMahieu comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .360. He has 89 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 283 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 119. Gleyber Torres is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 74 hits in 258 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Yankees as a unit have 652 base hits, including 110 doubles and 121 homers. New York has walked 276 times this year and they have struck out on 642 occasions. They have had 483 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.54 runs per game and totaled 410 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +160
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