MLB Baseball Vegas Online Sports Betting & Free Picks Tuesday May 29th, 2018
Houston Looks to Make it Two in a Row as They Visit the New York Yankees
It’s a reverse of what happened earlier this month when New York went into Houston and took three out of four in a series that included two shutouts. The Yankees outscored the Astros 15-6 in that series, but at that time New York was in the middle of the hottest streak of the season where they went 17-1 between April 21st and May 9th.
Since then New York has come down to Earth somewhat, posting an even 7-7 record.
Houston in the meanwhile has heated up since their last meeting, posting a 15-7 record.
In the month of May New York has averaged 5.39 RPG which is third best in the AL and posted a 4.19 ERA which is eighth best.
Houston has averaged 5.04 RPG which is fourth best in the AL and posted a league best 2.63 ERA.
On Monday the Astros jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the time the second inning was completed. JD Davis had the big strike, belting a three-run home run, his first of the season and just the fourth of his short career.
That was more than enough for Justin Verlander who allowed one run in 6.2 innings of work, giving up five hits, no walks and striking out five. The Astros bullpen allowed two hits over the final two and a third innings.
Domingo German took the loss for New York, giving up four runs, three earned in 5.2 innings in his fifth start of the season.
Charlie Morton (7-0, 2.04 ERA) is second in the AL with that 2.04 ERA, trailing only Verlander and his seven wins is tied for best in the league. He’s allowed just 39 hits in 61.2 innings of work and struck out 75. Teams are hitting just .180 off of him. He’s allowed two runs or less in eight of his ten starts including his last three. Houston is 7-3 when he takes the mound.
CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.55 ERA) has cooled of late after a blazing hot start. His ERA stood at 1.39 after his first six starts. He’s now allowed 15 runs (13 earned) in in his last three starts spanning 13.1 innings for an 8.93 ERA. Seven of those came last time out in 4.1 innings in a 12-10 loss to Texas. The Yankees are 4-5 in his starts.
Houston is -125 favorites and New York is +105 underdogs. Morton had that one win that Houston got in that series and it was New York’s only loss in 18 games. He threw seven innings, allowing one run on that day. I like his chances for a repeat performance. The Pick: Astros 4-2.