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The Houston Astros will look to stay hot on Saturday when they face the New York Yankees. The latter will host the game, which is among the early starts for the day in Major League Baseball (1:05 PM ET). The Astros look like a good value pick in this contest, priced at -140 on the moneyline with bet365 sportsbook.

Astros vs Yankees Prediction: Trends Considered

The Astros have been one of the sharpest teams in Major League Baseball lately. They have gone 19-11 in their last 30 games. Furthermore, on very short-term form, the Astros have won four straight.

During a similar stretch, the Yankees have started to fade from the playoff picture. They are just 13-17 in their last 30. They still have time to turn things around but they have surrendered games in the Wild Card standings to basically all of their main competitors lately. If you were to rely on short-term form for this game, then there is a huge gap in results between the two teams. From that perspective, Houston looks much better.

Starting Pitching

Houston also has the much better starting pitcher in this contest. Justin Verlander takes a 6-5 record into the game. He also has a 3.15 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Verlander was excellent during his starts in the month of July. He went 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA for the month.

Nestor Cortes will oppose him for the Yankees. Cortes is returning from the long-term injury list. He has not pitched since May 30th. His numbers to date are 5-2, 5.16, and 1.30. If he is back to his best stuff, then this should be a low-scoring game. However, pitchers coming back from the DL can never be fully trusted.

Astros vs Yankees Prediction: Betting Recommendation

The Astros are the solid pick in this game. The Yankees are good at home this season. However, Houston’s 32-23 road record nullifies that factor. Our betting recommendation is to take the Astros at -140 with bet365 to win. They simply appear to be much strong favorites than that in this contest.

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