Houston Astros at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. J.A. Happ
Yankee Stadium is the site where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (48-27, 1st in AL East) will play the Houston Astros (48-29, 1st in AL West) on Sunday. The Astros open this matchup at -114 while the Yankees are coming in at +104. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Astros have been excellent for MLB wagerers, having gone 48-29-0 SU. New York is covering 64.0% of the time, going 48-27-0 straight up. The Astros have been a great pick for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 47-25-0 SU. The Yankees cover 46.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 7-8-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a great Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 32-42-3.
The Astros cover 51.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-18-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 67.5% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 27-13-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a great Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 40-32-3.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/20/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs 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
6/21/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Shoulder Probable for Jun 22
6/21/2019 Domingo German SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/21/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 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
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
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 48-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 2.59 and a WHIP of 0.74 this season. He has 133 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 266 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 3.68. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 552 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 209 batters and struck out 777. They have walked 2.7 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 .265, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .469 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 .260 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 70 hits this season in 269 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 145. Michael Brantley is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 287 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Astros have 691 hits, including 142 doubles and 122 home runs. Houston has walked 296 times so far this season and they have struck out 538 times as a unit. They have left 534 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 391 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 48-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.59, J.A. Happ has a 7-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 114 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 602 base knocks and 292 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 702 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 4.28.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 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 .287 with an OBP of .347. He has 75 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 132. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 89 hits in 283 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Yankees as a unit have 660 base hits, including 112 doubles and 123 homers. New York has walked 276 times this year and they have struck out on 654 occasions. They have had 486 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.52 runs per game and totaled 414 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -114
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