New York Yankees at Houston Astros MLB Picks & Predictions 4/10/2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Collin McHugh
The New York Yankees visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are James Paxton for the Yankees and Collin McHugh for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +130 and Houston at -140. The Yankees have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Astros are 2-9-0 against the run line and have a 2-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 2-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 2-9-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/03/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day IL (04/03)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 71 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 34 batters and struck out 92. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.17.
As a team New York is hitting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .366, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 13 hits this season in 39 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .641 and an OPS+ of 182. Aaron Judge is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Yankees have 90 hits, including 14 doubles and 21 home runs. New York has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 90 times as a unit. They have left 80 men on base and have a team OPS of .859. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, Collin McHugh has a 1-1 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.35 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 35 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 73 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 102 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 3.08.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .347. He has 12 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 137. Michael Brantley is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 10 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Astros as a unit have 94 base hits, including 19 doubles and 13 homers. Houston has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 78 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 3.36 runs per game and totaled 37 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +130
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