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Houston Astros at New York Yankees Betting Pick

A pair of American League teams will get together for the first of a three game series on Tuesday. The Houston Astros are on the road at the New York Yankees. The Houston Astros have gotten off to a slow start. Houston is 12-22 on the season, and in fourth place in the American League West. The Astros are only ahead of the Angels.

For the New York Yankees, they are looking to win their fourth straight game. The Yankees swept the Detroit Tigers over the weekend. New York is now 23-13 on the season. The Yankees still trail the Baltimore Orioles at the top of the American League East.

The New York Yankees are favorites in this game. The Yankees are listed at -135 over the Houston Astros here. The total for this game is set at 8 runs.

Slow Starting Astros

Justin Verlander is going to get the start for the Houston Astros here. Verlander missed the first couple weeks of the season. He is 1-0 on the season with a 2.08 earned run average. In 17.1 innings, he has struck out 13 batters, and walked 7.

The Houston Astros won the first game of the series at home against Seattle, but then fell in the final two. Those two losses, the Astros allowed 5 runs in each game. The Astros offense is 2nd in all of baseball with a .259 batting average, but the pitching has struggled. Houston is allowing 5 runs per game.

Offensively, Jose Altuve has gotten off to a strong start, with a .343 batting average. Kyle Tucker has been solid as well, hitting .276 on the season. The power supply for Houston has seen Tucker with nine homeruns, while Altuve and Yordan Alvarez have both cranked 7 on the season.

Bronx Bombers

For the New York Yankees, Luis Gil is slated to get the start. Gil is 2-1 on the season with a 3.19 earned run average. Gil has thrown 31 innings, and struck out 40 batters. In his last start, the 25 year old went 6.1 scoreless innings on the road at Baltimore.

The Yankees pitching was strong over the weekend against Detroit. New York allowed just 6 runs in the three game sweep. On the season, the Yankees team earned run average is 2.99, which is third in all of Major League Baseball. Teams are getting just 7.1 hits per game against New York this season.

On the offensive side, the Yankees are anchored by the bats of Juan Soto, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Soto has been strong to start his Yankee career, with a .316 batting average, and 8 homeruns. Aaron Judge has 7 homeruns, while Stanton and Anthony Rizzo are next with 6 on the season.

Astros Clipped by Yankees

With Justin Verlander back for Houston, the momentum, they hope will switch a little. He has been pretty solid since his return. The problem is – the Yankees are pretty good at home, and have the bats to take this one.

We like the Yankees to grab a home win, and hand Verlander his first loss of the season. When betting this game, we are taking the New York Yankees -135 over the Houston Astros. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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