Best of the Best Collide in Astros-Yankees Tilt

Houston Astros Baseball

Astros are the Early Surprise of MLB

The Houston Astros are living up to their billing early on in the 2017 MLB season. Houston is fresh off of a two game sweep of the Atlanta Braves. The Astros hold lead the American League West by 6-games over the Seattle Mariners. The Astros lead the American League West by 6-games over the Seattle Mariners.

The New York Yankees were not supposed to contend for anything in 2017. Their surprising start has the Bronx Bombers tied with Baltimore atop the American League East standings. The Yanks can build on their early season momentum when they welcome the red-hot Houston Astros to the Bronx.

The four-game series starts Thursday at 7:05 PM ET on YES and the MLB Network. Oddsmakers have the Yankees as a -120 favorite on the moneyline. The total is sitting at 7.5.

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This should be a tremendous pitching duel. Houston’s Dallas Keuchel  and New York’s Michael Pineda have been outstanding this season. The Astros have won six of Keuchel’s seven starts. This is good for a 4.09 units in profit for sports bettors. The Astros are supporting their former Cy Young winner with 5.14 runs per game. Pineda’s work for the Yankees hasn’t gone unrewarded either. They’re 5-1 in his six starts. They are providing 7.33 runs per game. The over is 4-2 when Pineda is on the hill. Sports bettors have made a profit of +3.94 units when betting on the Yankees in his starts.

MLB Betting Trends

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Houston 23-11 $465.00 5-5 18-6 23-8 0-3 18-15-1 1.17
NY Yankees 21-10 $929.00 6-1 15-9 13-8 8-2 20-11 1.81

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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