Game Time: 7:05 pm ET, Friday, June 24, 2022
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Where to Watch: Prime Video
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Astros -110, Yankees -110; Over/Under: 8 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Astros -110, Yankees -110; Over/Under: 8 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Astros -110, Yankees -110; Over/Under: 8 runs
Houston Astros: 43-25 (1st place, AL West)
New York Yankees: 51-18 (1st place, AL East)
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Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Preview and Analysis
Houston Astros: 7-3 last 10
New York Yankees: 8-2 last 10
Houston Astros Analysis
The Astros are coming into this game with a 43-25 record overall and they are 23-14 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 6 of their last 7 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game winning streak. They just won their 2-game series against the New York Mets 2-0 completing the sweep and they are playing the 2nd game of a 4-game series with the Yankees on Friday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Friday with the series opener still to be played on Thursday. Framber Valdez is the starting pitcher for them on Thursday while Justin Verlander will be on the mound for them here on Friday. He is 8-3 with a 2.30 ERA this season. His team won 3 of their last 4 games this season with him starting. In his last start, he allowed 4 ER, 0 HRs, and 0 BB with 3 Ks on 9 hits in 3.2 IP against the Chicago White Sox. They scored 13 runs in their last series averaging 6.5 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 5 runs against them averaging 2.5 runs allowed per game.
New York Yankees Analysis
The Yankees are coming into this game with a 51-18 record overall and they are 29-7 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a win in their last game. They just won their 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 and they are playing the 2nd game of a 4-game series with the Astros on Friday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Friday with the series opener still to be played on Thursday. Jameson Taillon is the starting pitcher for them on Thursday while Luis Severino will be on the mound for them here on Friday. He is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 5 earned runs, 2 homers, and 4 BB with 9 strikeouts on 3 hits in 5 innings played against the Toronto Blue Jays. They scored 13 runs in their last series averaging just over 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 11 runs against them averaging just under 4 runs allowed per game.
Astros vs Yankees Prediction
The Yankees are coming into this game as a pick 'em with the current betting odds. They have the best record in the MLB right now and they are going up against an Astros team here that has the 2nd best record in the AL. The Yankees have been great all season and they have been winning a lot of their recent games as well. The Astros have also been winning recently and scoring a lot of runs but this Yankees team never quits in any game and they have shown that they always have a chance to win. Severino is starting for them here and he has not been great recently as he is coming off of an awful start in his last game but he has been a solid pitcher for most of the season and will likely bounce back with a better game here at home. The Astros have Verlander starting here and although he has been having a great season, he has been pitching very poorly in recent starts and has allowed many runs in his last 3 starts. If he does not tighten things up then he is going to have a very long day against this Yankees team that has been hitting very well and scoring lots of runs. The best bet here is on the Yankees to win this game.
Astros Yankees Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Friday, June 24, 2022 (7:05 pm ET start time) is Yankees 7 Astros 4.
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MLB Betting Trends
Houston Astros: 184-135 (-5.5 Units) ML in all games. 82-78 (-11.6 Units) ML in road games. 23-22 UNDER in all games.
New York Yankees: 51-18 (+22.5 Units) ML in all games. 47-17 (+18.4 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 13-6 UNDER when the money line is -100 to -150.
Houston Astros: A. Diaz (SS) Ques Thurs - Shoulder. J. Meyers (CF) Early July - Shoulder. T. Jones (1B) Early July - Back.
New York Yankees: D. German (SP) Late July - Shoulder. A. Chapman (RP) Early July - Achilles. J. Loaisiga (RP) Early July - Shoulder.
"It was a great series. I'm glad we won against a quality, quality team. We got good pitching, good defense and timely hitting. And now on to New York — another tough one." - Dusty Baker after his team’s win against the Mets on Wednesday.
"That was a shot in the arm. That was just one of those complete, turn-the-tables, pick-me-up plays." - Aaron Boone after his team’s win against the Rays on Wednesday.
Jose Altuve (R) 2B
Michael Brantley (L) DH
Alex Bregman (R) 3B
Yordan Alvarez (L) LF
Kyle Tucker (L) RF
Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
Chas McCormick (R) CF
Jason Castro (L) C
Mauricio Dubon (R) SS
New York Yankees
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Aaron Judge (R) CF
Anthony Rizzo (L) DH
Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
Matt Carpenter (L) 1B
Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) SS
Jose Trevino (R) C
Joey Gallo (L) LF
Batting Average: Yordan Alvarez (.315)
Hits: Yordan Alvarez (69)
Home Runs: Yordan Alvarez (21)
RBI: Yordan Alvarez (51)
Stolen Bases: Kyle Tucker (12)
Wins: Justin Verlander (8)
Saves: Ryan Pressly (14)
ERA: Seth Martinez (0.00)
New York Yankees
Batting Average: Rob Brantly (.333)
Hits: Aaron Judge (77)
Home Runs: Aaron Judge (27)
RBI: Aaron Judge (52)
Stolen Bases: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (10)
Wins: Jameson Taillon (8)
Saves: Clay Holmes (12)
ERA: JP Sears (0.00)
Houston Astros: Dusty Baker (3rd season)
New York Yankees: Aaron Boone (5th season)