New York Yankees vs Houston Astros: prediction for the MLB game
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are currently the leaders in the Eastern Division and the overall American League table. The Yankees are one of the strongest sides in the MLB this season, but recently they have lost a couple of games - Aaron Boone's men suffered two defeats in the last five outings, to the Toronto Blue Jays (9:10) and the Tampa Bay Rays (4:5). They won confidently in the other three games.
The Houston Astros lead the Western Division standings. Dusty Baker's men are in slightly better form than their hosts - they lost only one of the last five games, to the Chicago White Sox (0:7). The Astros were more confident in the other games, for instance, they beat the same White Sox (13:3) and the New York Mets (8:2).
More than 8 runs were scored in 3 of the last 5 New York Yankees games.
The Houston Astros did not lose the first inning in their last 3 games.
The Yankees are the favorites in this game. Boone's men made a few more mistakes in recent games, but overall they are in great form and act more successfully on reception. We give the hosts a slight edge in the upcoming battle.
Our prediction - handicap (-1) to New York Yankees