MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. NY Yankees Yankees Preview 04/29/2013

 
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The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Yankee Stadium.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Lucas Harrell in this one. Righthander Harrell is 2-2 this season with a 4.08 ERA.

It'll be Andy Pettitte toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Lefthander Pettitte is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 225-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Houston lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Red Sox on April 28. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Yankees were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has lost 4 straight games.
New York has won 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 7-18 SU
New York: 15-9 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

NEXT UP:
NY Yankees home to Houston, Tuesday, April 30