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Houston Astros at New York Yankees 5/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Odds & Info

Game New York Yankees vs Houston Astros
Date & Time Wednesday May 5, 2021, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY
Latest odds
NYY -135 ; O/U 9
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The Houston Astros play the second game of a three-game series on the road Wednesday against the New York Yankees. Houston was off Monday and the Astros are 15-13 following a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Despite the loss, Houston has won five of its last seven and the Astros have moved into a second-place tie with Seattle two games behind first-place Oakland, in the American League West.

Left fielder Michael Brantley is batting .330 to lead Houston. Outfielder Kyle Tucker is the leader in home runs with five, while first baseman Yuli Gurriel is the leader in RBIs with 18, hits with 32 and on-base percentage at .421. Houston has hit 27 home runs in its first 28 games. On Wednesday, Houston will send Luis Garcia to the mound. The right-hander is 0-3 with an ERA of 2.70, 20 Ks and 7 BBs. 

The Yankees were idle on Monday and New York is 14-14 following a 2-0 victory on Sunday over the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees swept the Tigers in a three-game series and have won five of the last six. New York outscored the Tigers 18 to 4 in the three-game series and the Yankees pitching staff threw two shutouts against the Tigers. New York is tied for third place in the American League East 2 ½ games behind first-place Boston.

Aaron Judge is batting .281 to lead New York and the right fielder has team highs in home runs with seven, RBIs with 18 and on-base percentage at .385. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 28. New York has hit 37 home runs in its first 28 games. On Wednesday, New York will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound. The lefthander is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.39, 24 Ks and 8 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston is 4-1 in its last 5 as the underdog
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Astros last 5 as the underdog
  • New York is 5-1 in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Yankees last 14 on grass

Free MLB Pick:

New York Yankees -135

The New York Yankees are playing very well at the moment. New York has leveled it's record at 14-14 following a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees hitters are struggling a bit at the plate but on the mound New York is third in baseball in team ERA at 3.02 and opponents are averaging only .207 at the plate against Yankees pitching which is second in baseball. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 4-1.

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