New York Yankees vs Houston Astros MLB Tips 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Green vs. Jose Urquidy
George Springer and the Houston Astros host the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Saturday in Game 6 of the ALCS. The Yankees won 4-1 in Game 5 to cut the series lead to 3-2 headed back to Houston. Game 6 is projected to be a bullpen day for both teams on little rest. Expect this one to be more high scoring than usual.
The Yankees have been strong for baseball wagerers, having gone 108-62-0 SU. The Astros are covering 65.7% of the time, going 113-59-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 87-77-6.
The Yankees are covering 56.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 46-36-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros are covering 74.4% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 64-22-0 SU.
The Astros have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 75-90-7.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
10/18/2019 CC Sabathia SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2020
10/16/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Oct 20
9/19/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/18/2019 Dellin Betances RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/10/2019 Mike Tauchman LF Calf Expected to be out until at least Oct 21
9/8/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/1/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2020
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/27/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1, 2020
9/17/2019 Collin McHugh RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 103-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Green has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 98 strikeouts over his 69 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 610 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 750 hitters and walked 267 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,374 base hits and 691 earned runs. They have allowed 248 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 1,534. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team New York is hitting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Brett Gardner is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 123 hits this season in 491 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 117. Aaron Judge is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 378 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .540. The Yankees have 1,493 hits, including 290 doubles and 306 home runs. New York has walked 569 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,437 times as a unit. They have left 1,039 men on base and have a team OPS of .829. They score 5.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 943 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 107-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Jose Urquidy has a 2-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 608 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,205 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 230 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 448 hitters and struck out 1,671 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .383. He has 140 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 150. Jose Altuve is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 149 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Astros as a unit have 1,538 base hits, including 323 doubles and 288 homers. Houston has walked 645 times this year and they have struck out on 1,166 occasions. They have had 1,168 men left on base and have an OPS of .848. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 920 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros (-119)
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