The Houston Astros are home underdogs for just the third time this season when facing the New York Yankees for just one game tonight. Houston is 0-2 as home underdogs.
The Yankees are -125 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. The Yankees successfully navigated the most challenging part of their schedule to date, going 9-4 in 13 consecutive games against teams with a winning record. They followed that up with a sweep of the Athletics. However, two losses in that span came against tonight's opponent, the Astros, who could have easily swept the four-game series in the Bronx as they had leads in every game entering the eighth inning. New York is playing its 17th consecutive game in a row, and can partially blame the lockout for this demanding stretch, as today would have been an off day if not for the need to get games made up from the first week of the season. Houston will face Luis Severino (4-2, 3.38) for the second time in six days, while their starter, Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.68), did not pitch in their last series.