MLB Baseball Vegas Online Sports Betting & Free Picks Wednesday May 30th, 2018
Houston and New York Yankees Set to Wrap up Three-Game Series
Anytime the Houston Astros and New York Yankees get together on the baseball diamond, expect great theatre to ensue. These days, with both teams blessed with so many of the game’s best players the level of play is elevated and so is the anticipation that we may be witnessing a preview to another thrilling playoff matchup.
This is already the seventh time these teams have met this season after the Yankees lost to the Astros in a thrilling 7-game ALCS last year.
New York went into Houston for a four-game series at the end of April/ start of May and took the last three games after the Astros won the opener.
New York outscored Houston 15-7 in that series.
Fast forward one month and Houston won the opener of this series, 5-1 and were well on their way to winning game two before New York came back in dramatic fashion. Brett Gardner hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at five and then reigning AL Player of the week, rookie Gleyber Torres singled home the winning run with two outs in the tenth.
New York has one of the most potent offenses in the league and in the month of May they are averaging 5.39 RPG. The pitching has dropped off somewhat after a hot start in April. The team’s ERA this month is 4.19.
Houston’s pitching staff, especially the starting pitching has been one of the best stories in baseball. They’ve followed up their strong start with a 2.63 ERA in May as teams are hitting just .201 off of them. The offense is no slouch either and they are just behind the Yankees this month averaging 5.04 RPG.
Dallas Keuchel (3-6, 3.39 ERA) has been a hard luck pitcher in the wins and losses department. For example, he gave up two runs in six innings to Cleveland last time out but didn’t factor in the decision even though Houston won 11-2. He’s allowed three runs or less in eight of his 11 starts and the team is 5-6 when he takes the mound.
Luis Severino (7-1, 2.28 ERA) has been one of the AL’s best pitchers all year, with nine quality starts out of ten to his name. Last time out he gave up one run in six innings in a 2-1 win over the Angels. The Yankees are 9-1 when he starts.
New York is -185 favorites and Houston +174 underdogs. This game features the Yankees ace against a former Cy Young winner. This should be another close battle, but I like Houston’s chance for the upset. The Pick: Astros 5-3.