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2021 MLB Handicapping
(15-13) Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees (14-14)
Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Projected Pitchers: Luis Garcia vs. Jordan Montgomery
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +125 | Yankees -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5 , Yankees -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
Many thought it was going to be one of either of these two teams who would be representing the American League in the World Series, but the way this season has started for both of these clubs it looks like that may be unlikely to happen.
It certainly has not been the start to the season that the Houston Astros were hoping for, but it has started to turn around in recent time with Houston going 8-3 in their last 11 games and they now get an equally disappointing New York Yankees team to play on Wednesday.
The Astros pitching has been pretty average up to this point, but you would assume that would get better as the season goes on, as they should be able to figure things out with some of the guys on the active roster and it is unlikely that their pitching stats get worse when Justin Verlander returns.
Luis Garcia will head to the mound for the road team here, and Garcia has been super unlucky to come into this game with an 0-3 record, as he has been electric at times and definitely deserves more in the way of run support as he currently sports a 2.70 ERA.
New York Yankees
Although we always talk about this Yankees batting lineup, we first need to kick things off with their pitching, as that is the real reason the Bronx Bombers have been able to climb themselves back to the .500 mark.
The Yankees are only allowing a 3.02 ERA as a team and rank first in the entire league in terms of WHIP at 1.05 and to make things even better they are holding their opponents to a .207 batting average which also has them ranked in 2nd in the majors.
With pitching like that you do wonder just how good these guys could be if the batting lineup gets to where we think they should be, and there certainly are signs that they are getting rolling with Stanton and Judge starting to hit homers, but they will need much more then just two guys in the batting order if they want to get back to the World Series.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Under is 12-3-2 in Astros last 17 during game 2 of a series.
- Under is 4-1-1 in Astros last 6 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Under is 12-5-1 in Astros last 18 vs. American League East.
- Under is 5-1 in Yankees last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 5-1 in Yankees last 6 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Under is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
There are plenty of bats on both sides of this matchup, but a total of 9 here seems just a bit too high, as Garcia has been mighty impressive so far, and Montgomery has not looked awful for the Yankees either, so I can see this one staying under the 9.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under the total
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