Today’s AL matchup between the Yankees and Astros is set to start at 2:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. The Yankees are looking to stay undefeated at 3-0, while the Astros are still searching for their first win at 0-3.

Clarke Schmidt will be on the mound for the Yankees, while J.P. France will get the start for the Astros. The over/under line is set at 9.5 runs, with the Astros currently favored to win with a money line payout of -126 compared to the Yankees at +106.

HOUSTON ASTROS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Astros Moneyline -126

This game will be played at Minute Maid Park at 2:10 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

HOW TO BET THE YANKEES VS ASTROS:

  • We have the Astros winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Yankees to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Yankees and Astros played a close game in the previous matchup of this series, with the Yankees coming out on top by a score of 5-3. New York was the underdog going into the game, with odds of +111. Marcus Stroman got the start for the Yankees and didn’t give up a run in six innings of work.

Both Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto went deep for the Yankees, while Oswaldo Cabrera also hit a home run and drove in two runs. As for the Astros, they got their only runs in the 2nd inning and didn’t score again after the 8th.

Hunter Brown started for the Astros, going four innings and not giving up a run, but he didn’t factor into the decision. Bryan Abreu took the loss out of the bullpen, while Clay Holmes picked up the save for the Yankees.

Yankees Records & Stats

Getting the start for the Yankees today is right-hander Clarke Schmidt, who is coming off a season in which he made 32 starts and finished with a record of 9-9. Last year, Schmidt’s ERA was 4.64, and he finished with a WHIP of 1.35. Opponents hit .263 off Schmidt, and his FIP for the season was 4.42. For the year, Schmidt allowed a total of 24 home runs, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 3.2.

For the Yankees, we are projecting Gleyber Torres to have the most hits on the team and his total hits projection is 26th best in the league today. Aaron Judge has the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team, but his home run projection is the best on the team and 2nd best in the league today. Juan Soto is our 2nd best home run bet for the Yankees and his home run projection is 5th best in the league today.

Astros Records & Stats

The Astros will send J.P. France to the mound against the Yankees. Last season, France made 24 appearances and 23 starts, finishing with an 11-6 record. His ERA for the season was 3.83, and he had a WHIP of 1.36. France’s batting average allowed was .259, and his on-base percentage allowed was .313. He finished the season with 13 quality starts and allowed 19 home runs. On a per-nine-inning basis, France averaged 6.67 strikeouts and 3.1 walks.

For the Astros, we have Jose Altuve with the 2nd highest total hits projection in today’s league slate. Yordan Alvarez has the top home run projection on the team and in today’s entire league. José Abreu is 3rd in the league in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 5th in today’s slate.