New York Yankees vs Houston Astros prediction
And again the Yankees could not get anything done with RISP ( runners in scoring position )as they got a bases loaded situation twice against Greinke in the early innings, which is quite remarkable as they were killing it with traffic on all season long.
I think it is better not to touch a side today. Instead i think this is a playable line and here is why.
Verlander did not pitch well this season. He posted a 3.12 ERA this postseason but he pitched ( much worse ) with a 4.54 FIP / 5.05 xFIP (!).
The Yankees start with Paxton who had a short outing against the Astros as he allowed 4 hits ( 3.86 ERA ) in 2.1 innings. He posted a 5.14 ERA this postseason but he pitched better with a big 14.14 K/9.
I will not be suprised if the Yankees destroy today but they let me down big time as mentioned above.
Must note also that Boone has no ( great ) starting pitchers to bring in today as relievers. Chapman is no middle reliever, but perhaps he can work with Britton for some innings while CC is out of the question as he is semi retired.
Also, like yesterday windy conditions with the wind blowing out.
Hence backing the over.
New York Yankees vs Houston Astros betting tips
Over 7.5 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.85 at Pinnacle
Result: 4-1 LOST (-8 units)
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