Houston Astros vs New York Yankees 8-3-2023

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees 8/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees 8/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros will go against the New York Yankees in MLB action in Yankee Stadium, NY, on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 7:15 PM ET. After a strong week of action, the Astros won four of their last five games.

 

They are currently half a match behind Texas in the AL West rankings and will attempt to claim sole possession of first place with a victory over the Yankees, their fifth victory in the last six meetings.

 

Houston scores 4.77 runs per game on average. Their batting average of .249 places them 17th in the league. They are 15th in on-base percentage (.320) and 13th in slugging percentage (.414). 

 

Yordan Alvarez tops Houston with 19 home runs, while Kyle Tucker tops the team with a .301 batting average and 74 RBI. Houston had strong pitching, only allowing 4.20 runs per game.

 

The Astros are sixth in the league with a .242 opponent batting average.

 

Their 1.27 WHIP ranks 12th, while their 3.78 ERA is third. Javier lost to Tampa Bay 4-3 in his most recent outing after allowing three hits and three runs over the course of six innings.

 

There were 109 save opportunities for the Astros’ relief pitchers, with a 67.3% save percentage. So far this year, the relief pitchers inherited 103 base runners, and 33.0% of those runners scored.

 

Bullpen pitchers for the Astros faced the plate 63 times with runners on base and 112 times in high-leverage situations. For the year, the Astros sent 339 relievers to the mound.

 

The relief relievers rank 13th in the league with 59 holds this season. They recorded 33 saves this year, but 16 of their 49 opportunities resulted in a save.

 

  • The Houston Astros are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Astros are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches against the NY Yankees.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 matches on the road.

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Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Predictions 8/3/2023

 

The Yankees struggled recently, going 0-5 in their last five games. They will attempt to turn things around with a victory over the Astros, which would be their second in the previous six games.

 

Their league-leading batting average of .229 ranks them 29th. They rank 27th in on-base percentage (.301) and 19th in slugging percentage (.402). 

 

While Aaron Judge tops the squad with 20 home runs, Gleyber Torres tops the Yankees with a .255 batting average and 45 RBI. The club from New York had strong pitching, only allowing 4.28 runs per game.

 

The Yankees are second in the league with a .232 opponent batting average. Their 1.24 WHIP ranks ninth, and their 3.93 ERA is tenth.

 

Schmidt’s last start resulted in an 8-3 victory over Baltimore despite allowing five hits and three runs over five innings.

 

On 176 inherited runners, New York bullpen pitchers had an inherited scoring percentage of 35.8%. Their bullpen pitchers took the mound 120 times with runners on base and 128 times in high-leverage situations.

 

The Yankees now have 105 save opportunities, 59 holds, and 15 failed saves. In 45 save opportunities, New York called on relief pitchers to enter the game, and they successfully saved 30 games.

 

  • The NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the NY Yankees’ last 7 matches against Houston.
  • The NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches at home against Houston.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Yankees. Despite winning four of their last seven matches at home, the Yankees dropped four of their previous five games.

 

They had trouble scoring runs during their offensive slump, scoring just six in their final three games. But because Javier pitched poorly lately, allowing 16 runs in his last four outings, they will play well offensively in this game.

 

He struggled to contain the Yankees in his last three road starts, giving up 14 runs in total. Three of the Astros’ last four games ended in victories.

 

They had trouble scoring offensively in their last three away games, scoring just 10 runs overall.

 

Because Schmidt recently pitched well for the Yankees, allowing up 11 runs in his last five starts, their offensive troubles will persist in this game.

 

Houston’s offense will be restrained by New York, who have the top bullpen in the league after he allowed six runs in each of his last three home outings.

 

To cover the money line, choose New York. The New York Yankees will win to a predicted score of 7-5.

 

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Houston Astros vs New York Yankees 8/3/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM ET

 

Location: Yankee Stadium, NY

 

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023

 

TV: YES

 

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -110

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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