New York Yankees at Houston Astros MLB Picks & Predictions 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jonathan Loaisiga vs. Gerrit Cole
The New York Yankees visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Jonathan Loaisiga for the Yankees and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +157 and Houston at -167. The Yankees have a 5-4-0 over/under record and a 5-4-0 run line mark. The Astros are 2-8-0 against the run line and have a 2-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 5-4-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 2-8-0 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 5-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 1 hit. He's allowed 2.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.89. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 64 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 85. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.04.
As a team New York is hitting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .510 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .374, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 9 hits this season in 35 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 135. Gleyber Torres is hitting .371 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 35 at bats. His OPS+ is 217 while his slugging percentage is at .714. The Yankees have 82 hits, including 13 doubles and 20 home runs. New York has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 82 times as a unit. They have left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .884. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 49 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 5-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Gerrit Cole has a 0-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.60 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 6 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.07. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 65 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 94 batters. They give up a walk 2.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.00 while their FIP as a staff is 3.00.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .308. He has 9 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 36 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 110. George Springer is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 12 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Astros as a unit have 87 base hits, including 17 doubles and 12 homers. Houston has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 3.3 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +157
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