Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros
Sunday, July 02, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

New York Yankees Looking to Rebound from Loss in Houston

Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Yankees: 43-36 (19-23 V)
Astros: 55-27 (26-18 H)
When: 2:10 PM ET, Sunday, July 2, 2017
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
TV: MLB Network, YES, ROOT Southwest

The New York Yankees will attempt to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss as they conclude their three-game series against the Houston Astros in an AL showdown set to be staged Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park in Houston. New York had a great opportunity to win the series on Saturday but a late blown lead will force the Bronx Bombers to wait until Sunday to crown a winner in the rubber match.

After exploding for 13 runs on 14 hits to take the opener on Friday, the Yankees’ lumber suddenly fell silent in the first five frames with just a couple of hits and no runs to their dossier. Then top Yankee prospect Clint Frazier, who was promoted to the big club on Saturday, started the 6th with his first career hit which ignited a five-run inning culminated by Didi Gregorius’ grand slam to give the Yanks a 5-2 lead.

Houston’s Carlos Correa cut the lead to two runs in the bottom of the frame before Frazier was at it again connecting for his first homerun in the top of the 7th to consolidate New York’s lead. It was all for naught as the Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to stun the Yankees while tying the series. New York dropped to two games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East while the Astros are running away in the AL West with the Angels, Mariners and Rangers all panting behind.

RH Luis Severino (5-3, 3.15 ERA) will take his turn in the finale for the Yankees while RH Mike Fiers (5-3, 3.98 ERA) looks to rebound from a recent as he gets the nod for the Astros.

Severino bounced back in his latest outing after two subpar performances in which he allowed a combined nine runs on 12 hits in twelve innings along with a loss. The 23-year old limited the White Sox to a run on six hits with a career-high 12 strikeouts in 7 frames in a 4-3 win over Chicago last Thursday. Severino lasted only 2 1/3 innings while allowing 3 runs on six hits and 3 walks on 77 pitches in a no-decision against Houston back on May 14. It was the Dominican’s lone career start against the Astros.

Before his last trip to the mound, Fiers was cruising nicely with four quality starts and three wins in his last five outings before stumbling against Oakland last Thursday. The 32-year old allowed four runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings in the 6-4 loss to the A’s. Fiers was part of a no-decision against the Yankees on May 14 in a game in which he yielded 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Florida native is 0-0 with a 7.59 ERA in 2-career starts versus New York.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Astros favorites at 110-moneyline with the total sitting at 8½.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Astros were favored by -1½ (+185)

Pitching Matchup:
Yankees: RH Luis Severino (5-3, 3.15 ERA)
Astros: RH Mike Fiers (5-3, 3.98)

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
971 NY Yankees - Severino
+110
972 Houston - Fiers
-121
  Total
8½o-120

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The Yankees will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Luis Severino in this game. Severino has a 5-3 record and a 3.15 ERA this season.

It'll be Mike Fiers toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Right hander Fiers is 5-3 with a 4.09 ERA so far this season.

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds & Trends

NY Yankees:
NY Yankees is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
NY Yankees is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games

Houston:
Houston is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games

Next up:
New York home to Toronto Monday, July 3
Houston at Atlanta Tuesday, July 4

The result:
The Astros have struggled at home recently losing three of their last four series at Minute Maid Park. However, this is their last home game before the All-Star break and will carry the momentum into Sunday with a resounding win over New York. Astros 8, Yankees 2.

Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Predictions: Houston -1½ (+170) & 8½ Over at Bovada

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carlos correa - clint frazier - didi gregorius - houston astros - luis severino - mike fiers - new york yankees

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