Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+125) New York (-135)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (14-14, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Houston Astros (15-13, 2nd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Astros open this contest at +125 while the Yankees are coming in at -135. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Garcia and Jordan Montgomery.
As a team, the Houston Astros are earning 4.9 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have tallied 138 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .318. The Astros have accounted for 55 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 27 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 130 runs batted in in addition to 241 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is at .253. Houston has a slugging rate of .404 and have been called out on strikes 203 times, while being walked on 82 occasions.
Astros pitchers have given up 31 home runs and 106 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 81 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a team so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.15. The Astros hold a team earned run average of 3.72 on the year (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 249 hitters.
The Astros have sent 83 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 40 runners so far this year with 37.5% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 6 saves on the season and have blown 4 of their 10 chances to get a save. The Astros bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 24 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 13 holds on the year (17th in MLB). Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 22 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Houston Astros have earned 741 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 223 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .989 which puts them in 3rd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 208 double plays. The Astros have turned 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,223 innings on the field, ranking them 5th in MLB.
Garcia (0-4 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.35 while going up against 130 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 21 hits (5.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 12 free passes. His ERA is 2.78 (10 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.021. Garcia has taken the ball for 32 innings and has earned 29 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The New York Yankees are sitting with a team OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .221 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 240 occasions (21st in MLB) and have accounted for 203 base knocks. New York has recorded 37 long balls this year as well as 105 runs batted in. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .379 and they average 3.93 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have hit 34 two-baggers, while walking 120 times and earning 110 runs.
The New York pitching staff have yielded 96 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.02 (84 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 28 HR's and they relinquish 3.45 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.055 in addition to having a FIP of 3.20 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.07 (301 strikeouts against 74 free passes). They come in at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 190.
With 20 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 12 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 8 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 34 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 14.8% out of 27 inherited runners. They sit at 1st in the league with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 84 relief pitchers onto the field on the year.
The New York Yankees have turned 16 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Yankees have accrued 214 assists, 15 errors and have a total of 752 putouts so far this season. Out of their 2,256 innings played, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (9th in MLB).
Montgomery (14-11 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.16 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and he has gone up against 1,086 batters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 119 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.247 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Montgomery has given up 241 hits while earning 243 K's in 257 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+125)
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