New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Preview, Prediction, and Odds| May 7, 2024

The Yankees host the Astros for the first game of their series.

The New York Yankees(23-13) host the Houston Astros(12-22) in the opening game of their three-game set on Tuesday night.

The Yankees are coming in playing well following a sweep of the Detroit Tigers. New York limited Detroit to only six runs over their three-game set. Aaron Judge had a solid series as he went 5-of-10 over the weekend with a home run. They have both one of the league’s best offenses and pitching staffs.

 The Houston Astros are coming in losers of two straight against the Seattle Mariners, one of the games included the offense being shutout. The Astros offense has been average while their pitching staff has been one of the league’s worst. A subpar performance on the mound has led to a nightmare start for the perennial contenders.

Will the Yankees start the series off with a victory or will the New York Yankees protect their home field and get the series going with a home victory?

Yankees vs. Astros Betting Odds

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Team

Spread

Total

MoneyLine

New York Yankees

+1.5

 

-225

O 7.5

 

+110

-120

Houston Astros

-1.5

 

+175

U 7.5

 

-130

EVEN

**Odds Subject to Change**

Yankees vs. Astros Game Details

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  • Fixture: Houston @ New York

  • Date and Time: May 7, 2024, @ 7:05 pm EST

  • Location: Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

  • Weather: Cloudy and 66 Degrees 

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New York Yankees

vs.

Houston Astros

23-13

Record

12-22

4.6

Runs/G

4.4

.246

BA

.259

.728

OPS

.734

.331

OBP

.326

43

HR

39

20

SB

23

2.99

ERA

4.75

1.17

WHIP

1.45

8.6

K/G

8.3

11

Quality Starts

11

23

Errors

17

Key Stats

New York Yankees

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Luis Gil is one of the major pieces of the Yankees rotation stepping up in the absence of Gerrit Cole. He is coming off a great start where he tossed 6.1 scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Marquee offseason acquisition Juan Soto is leading the team in every important offensive category. 

Houston Astros

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Justin Verlander will take the mound against the high-powered Yankees offense on Tuesday. Verlander is set to make only the fourth start of the season due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him to begin the regular season. He tossed seven innings and surrendered two earned runs in his last start against the Cleveland Guardians.

Houston’s offense is paced by Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker. Altuve is eighth in the league in batting average while Tucker is fifth in the league with nine home runs.

Game Prediction

Verlander will have a stiff test in front of him in this game as he looks to limit one of the best offenses in all of Major League Baseball. He is an all-time great who will rise to the occasion on one of the sport’s biggest stages. This will be a well-pitched game on both sides, but the Houston offense will be able to do enough to overcome what is one of the shakiest bullpens in all of baseball.

It is always a pleasure to watch these teams play, and the opening game of the series on Tuesday will be no different.

Final Pick

Houston Astros ML (EVEN)

About The Author

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