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2018 MLB Season
(18-10) New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros (20-10)
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Dallas Keuchel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -103 | Yankees -103
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Severino put in his fourth quality start of the year in his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels. He went seven innings giving up three earned off of five hits while striking out eight and walking one. Not only does he not give up runs and eat innings, he’s been efficient with the pitch counts only eclipsing 100 pitches once in six starts.
The 24 year old continues to dominate as his stat line is looking very pretty. He currently owns a 9.95 K/9, 2.61 BB/9, 0.47 HR/9, 2.61 ERA and 2.62 FIP. His .239 BABIP is bound to regress, but there should be no significant drop-off for this stud.
When your potent lineup, excellent starting pitching and stalwart of a bullpen are hot all at the same time, you become a tough team to take out, which is New York’s case as they have gone 6-1 in the last week. Their lineup is slashing .233/.308/.427 to go along with 26 extra-base hits and 35 RBI in that span.
Keuchel started off fine against the Oakland Athletics, but came unhinged after the fourth inning giving up six runs in seven innings while striking out three and walking none. The damage was done by three home runs, two of which were two-run shots and the other was a solo. It was his fourth loss of the season.
It’s been a very mediocre start for the lefty who owns a 4.00 ERA and 4.81 FIP. He owns a solid 56.6 GB%, but his HR/FB ratio sits at 19.4%, which is very high for a pitcher who induces a lot of ground balls.
That HR/FB ratio should regress along with his 1.50 HR/9 as they fall towards his career means, which means he should become more effective as the season moves along.
Houston has been a tough out as of late winning four of their six games this week. Their lineup has gotten things turned around after a slow start to the season as they are slashing .259/.342/.450 while hitting 18 extra-base hits and 33 RBI during that span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
- NYY are 21-7 in their last 28 Wed. games.
- NYY are 38-18 in their last 56 games on grass.
- HOU are 38-15 in their last 53 Wed. games.
- HOU are 6-2 in Keuchels last 8 starts vs. NYY.
- NYY are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
Free New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Houston prevails in the shootout against the Yankees
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8 Runs
New York has hit lefties just as well as righties and with the way Keuchel has struggled with the long ball, New York should be able to score their fair share of runs. Severino will also be due for some runs considering he owns a 4.08 ERA on the road this year, while Houston has been hitting the ball well of late. Roll with the total to creep of eight runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 6 – Yankees 5
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