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MLB Betting Preview: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees

September 3, 2023

The New York Yankees (67-69) and Houston Astros (77-60) will close out the finale of their three-game series soon in Texas. Will the Yankees be able to complete the sweep?

  • Date: Game 3 on September 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

  • Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas

  • Coverage: ESPN

New York Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees have moved up to the 19th spot for power rankings, as they were previously the 21st. They have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games and have won two straight in this series. Michael King (3-5) is their starting pitcher, with an ERA of 2.96.

They are maintaining a batting average of .228, but they are also conceding .231 to their opponents. While their offensive performance might not be the strongest, they excel on the pitching front.

Their OBP stands at a modest .303, which might have an impact on the outcome of games. Although their ERA is slightly higher than the Astros' at 3.98, it is unlikely to be a game-changer.

The Yankees are at the bottom of the AL East, trailing the Baltimore Orioles by 17.5 games. They are surprisingly doing well on offense this series, but it will be interesting to see if that will continue.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros are currently ranked as the sixth best team in the league and are making a strong push towards the playoffs. They have gone 5-5 over their last 10 matchups and have had a few opportunities to take over their division. Cristian Javier (9-2) will be on the mound in the finale with an ERA of 4.66.

With a batting average of .257, the Astros show their competitive spirit, but they often let their opponents shine with a .244 average. This ratio could prove pivotal in the upcoming game.

Their ability to get on base stands at an impressive .330, complemented by a reliable ERA of 3.94. Notably, their slugging percentage of .427 surpasses that of the Yankees, who sit at .404.

As of now, the Astros find themselves trailing the Seattle Mariners by just one game in the AL West. They have had opportunities to seize the division's top spot but stumbled in the two crucial games, failing to bridge the gap.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal that the Houston Astros have a slight chance to stop the losing skid. The Astros need to desperately get back on track to stay within reach in their division.

  • New York Yankees: +136

  • Houston Astros: -162

The Yankees are 31-36 on the road, while the Astros are 35-33 at home. Looks for the Astros to break the losing streak.

Final Pick: Take the Houston Astros to Win at -162